Special Considerations in Vascular Anomalies: Hematologic Management
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA.Clinics in plastic surgery (Impact Factor: 0.91). 01/2011; 38(1):153-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.cps.2010.08.002
Proper care of the patient with a vascular anomaly requires the expertise of multiple specialists. Because of the need for an interdisciplinary approach, several vascular anomalies centers have now been developed across the world. A hematologist/oncologist provides clinical acumen in establishing a correct diagnosis and guiding the medical management of these patients. These patients can have complicated coagulopathies and need medical therapy. This article emphasizes the hematologic complications and management of these patients.
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ABSTRACT: To present current information on the diagnosis, pathogenesis, natural history, and treatment of vascular malformations. Literature review. Vascular malformations are a heterogeneous group of congenital lesions resulting from aberrations of vascular embryogenesis. They are distinct from the vascular tumors with which they are commonly confused in presentation, natural history, and management. Multimodality intervention involving medical therapy, laser photocoagulation, and surgery is available for the various types of vascular malformations. Multidisciplinary care is crucial for the evaluation and management of these complicated lesions. Clarification of underlying pathogenesis and molecular biologic mechanisms will provide opportunities for expansion of available treatments.Archives of facial plastic surgery: official publication for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies 11/2011; 13(6):425-33. DOI:10.1001/archfacial.2011.795 · 1.71 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Vascular anomalies are common clinical problems (around 4.5 % of all patients) in pediatric dermatology. A correct diagnosis is possible on clinical grounds in around 90 % of cases; the remaining patients may require radiologic evaluations (duplex ultrasonography, MRI scan) and, rarely, histology. Vascular anomalies are divided into tumors and vascular malformations. This clear division reflects the different biological behaviors of these two groups. The infantile hemangioma represents by far the most common vascular tumor and is characterized by a typical growth cycle consisting of rapid proliferation, plateau phase, and finally slow regression. The discovery in 2008 of the efficacy of beta blockers in this disease is a therapeutic milestone. Vascular malformations can affect all types of vessels (capillaries, veins, arteries and lymphatic vessels). They usually manifest at birth and grow proportionally with the affected child. Some show marked progression especially during puberty. Considerable progress has been made with innovative interventional therapies in recent years, but surgery remains an important option. Basic knowledge of these diseases is important to every dermatologist in order to be able to counsel and manage affected patients correctly.Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft 03/2013; 11(5). DOI:10.1111/ddg.12046 · 2.05 Impact Factor
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