Vascular anomalies occur when arteries, veins, capillaries or lymphatic vessels do not develop properly. Many of these anomalies are already present at birth (and sometimes diagnosed during pregnancy), but others may become noticeable later in a child’s life. They vary greatly in size, color, location on the body, and associated symptoms. Some are easily visible on the child and can be unsightly but do not pose health risks. Others occur internally and especially if large, can pose significant health risks.
Our collaborative team of doctors and specialists at Rainbow Children’s Hospitals work together to provide an accurate diagnosis (which can be difficult for these complex conditions), individualized treatment plans and ongoing care for children with vascular anomalies. Our services include medical management to control blood vessel growth, image-guided sclerotherapy to shrink the lesions, and vascular surgery to remove the tumors or lesions.