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Histopathology of Vascular Malformations

Harry P. W. Kozakewich and John B. Mulliken

in Mulliken and Young's Vascular Anomalies

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Published in print August 2013 | ISBN: 9780195145052
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199357147 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195145052.003.0012
Histopathology of Vascular Malformations

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The field of vascular anomalies has emerged over the past 25 years, in large part, facilitated by a binary classification of lesions as being either tumor or malformation. This simple nosology has proven itself in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and helped to direct basic research. Nevertheless, at the light microscopic level, such a distinct dichotomy is often not obvious. A meaningful pathologic interpretation is sometimes only possible after correlation with clinical findings and imaging and discussion with colleagues on a vascular anomalies team. This chapter describes the histopathology of the common, uncommon and recently described vascular malformations including the complex, combined (eponymous) syndromes that are often associated with overgrowth.

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Subjects: Surgery ; Histopathology

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