Also known as: Venous malformations
What is Venous Malformation?
Venous malformations are benign birthmarks due to malformed and stretched out veins.
All venous malformations are present at birth and may appear in infancy, childhood and adulthood. They are blue to purple in color and may be in the form of a patch or a small mass. Venous malformations of the skin are usually found on the face, limbs or trunk.
Treatment for Venous Malformation
Treatment options for venous malformations include:
- surgical removal
- compression garments
- argon and yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser therapy.
This page was last updated on: 3/23/2018 1:55:21 PM
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In observance of vascular birthmarks awareness month, The International Birthmarks Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital held its first Vascular Birthmarks Conference at the hospital’s main campus on May 5th. The event brought together patients, families and medical professionals representing a range of specialties to present the latest in diagnosis, treatment and research related to birthmarks.
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