What are Mixed Vascular Anomalies?
Vascular anomalies are benign (non-cancerous) lesions (abnormal areas of tissue on the body) of the blood vessels. Most vascular malformations fall into the following categories:
- Venous malformations
- Lymphatic malformation
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Capillary malformations (port wine stains)
Mixed vascular malformations (MVMs) most often result from venous and lymphatic components, arising together in a single, complex anomaly. Each MVM is unique and should be assessed by a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating vascular anomalies.
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.