Vascular malformations: Approach by an interventional radiologist

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Children with vascular malformations are best managed with a multidisciplinary team of specialists. Interventional radiology may deliver primary treatment such as staged sclerotherapy and embolization for malformations that are poor candidates for primary surgical resection or play a supportive role such as preoperative or intraoperative embolization. A thorough understanding of vascular morphology and flow dynamics is imperative to choosing the best treatment tool and technique. In this review, the author discusses the selection of techniques and tools used to treat vascular malformations based on their angiographic morphology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-103
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • embolization
  • sclerotherapy
  • vascular malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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