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Vascular Anomalies

Plastic surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provide advanced reconstructive techniques for patients with vascular anomalies.

A vascular malformation is a congenital anomaly of veins and arteries and lymph vessels. They are always present at birth but may become visible at different ages.

There are variations of vascular malformations:

  • Only veins: venous malformations (VM)
  • Only lymph vessels: lymphatic malformations (LM)
  • Both veins and lymph vessels: venolymphatic malformations (VLM)
  • Arteries connected directly to veins without any capillaries in between: arteriovenous malformations (AVM)

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