What is LUMBAR Syndrome? 

LUMBAR syndrome is a rare condition that appears as a hemangioma or multiple hemangiomas on the lower body, in association with other congenital (present at birth) anomalies, including:

  • Lower body hemangioma and other cutaneous defects
  • Urogenital anomalies
  • Myelopathy
  • Bone deformities
  • Anorectal malformations, arterial anomalies
  • Renal anomalies

LUMBAR is an acronym for this group of conditions.

Individuals with LUMBAR syndrome have hemangiomas on the lower back and/or perineum. Children with hemangiomas should be assessed by a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating vascular anomalies.

Diagnosis & Treatment

The diagnosis and treatment of LUMBAR syndrome often requires several types of pediatric experts. The vascular anomalies team at Comer Children's evaluates, treats and monitors hemangiomas associated with LUMBAR syndrome and works closely with other specialists involved in the patient’s care.

Treatments for hemangiomas related to LUMBAR syndrome may include:

  • Oral medications, such as propranolol
  • Surgery
  • Laser therapy

Why Choose Us?

The vascular anomalies program at Comer Children's offers an integrated and comprehensive approach to the diagnosis, care and management of vascular malformations. Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric experts works together to educate families and to evaluate and treat children with all types of these vascular lesions.

Resources & Support for Patients with Vascular Anomalies

Patient Resources at Comer Children’s

Kids want to feel like kids, even when they're sick. Our Child Life therapists use play, art and other approaches to take some of the scare away from the hospital experience and to help kids feel as normal as possible, in spite of their disease. Located near Comer Children's, the Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families while their child is hospitalized.

Patient Resources & Support Groups

These organizations and support groups may be helpful to families and patients by providing support, education and treatment information on vascular anomalies.