What is a fibro adipose vascular anomaly?

Also known as: FAVA.

FAVA is a rare but painful lump (mass) that develops in a muscle (usually involving a limb) where the muscle tissue is replaced by tough fibrous (scar-like) tissue, fatty tissue and abnormal blood vessels. Diagnosis is often delayed till late childhood or adolescence.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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