Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
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at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Vascular Malformations

We evaluate and treat venous and vascular malformations, hemangiomas and other unknown lesions requiring the coordination of multiple specialists. Our team includes specialists from Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), Hematology, Dermatology, Genetics, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology,  Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and General Surgery.

Drug helps baby with life-threatening hemangioma.

A program coordinator brings together the best team of experts to review cases and tailor care for each child. The vascular malformations team meets monthly.

Contact our program coordinator at (615) 936-3056.

Diagnosis and Treatment

A vascular malformation or lesion is an abnormal cluster of blood vessels that generally form before birth. There are many kinds of vascular malformations. They are all present at birth but may not be visible until weeks, months or even years after birth. They tend to grow as a child grows. Vascular malformations or lesions do not go away or disappear on their own.

Vascular malformations include:

  • Capillary malformations (sometimes called portwine stains)
  • Lymphatic malformations which involve the lymph system
  • Venous malformations which involved the vein system
  • Arteriovenous malformations which involve the artery system
  • Combined vascular malformations or lesions

Other specific malformations we diagnose and treat:

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Lymphatic malformation
  • Lymphedema
  • Venous malformation
  • Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Multifocal lymphangioendotheliomatosis with thrombocytopenia (MLT)
  • Cutaneovisceral angiomatosis with thrombocytopenia (CAT)
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, KT
  • Parkes Weber Syndrome
  • CLOVES syndrome
  • Proteus syndrome
  • Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome
  • PHACE syndrome or PHACES
  • LUMBAR or SACRAL or PELVIS syndromes

Last Edited: March 2, 2015