Diagnosis and management of extensive vascular malformations of the lower limb: Part II. Systemic repercussions, diagnosis, and treatment
Redondo P1, Aguado L, Martínez-Cuesta A.
1Unit of Vascular Malformations, Department of Dermatology, University Clinic of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
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At least nine types of vascular malformations with specific clinical and radiologic characteristics must be distinguished in the lower limbs: Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome, port-wine stain with or without hypertrophy, cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita, macrocephaly-capillary malformation, Parkes Weber syndrome, Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome, venous malformation, glomuvenous malformation, and lymphatic malformation. Extensive vascular malformations are often more complex than they appear and require a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach. Vascular malformations may be associated with underlying disease or systemic anomalies. Part II of this two-part series on the diagnosis and management of extensive vascular malformations of the lower limb highlights the systemic repercussions [corrected] (bone, articular, visceral, and hematologic involvement), diagnosis, and treatment of these lesions.
CITATION J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Nov;65(5):909-23; quiz 924. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.03.009.