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Vascular Malformations of the Extremities

Joseph Upton

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/9780195145052.003.0024
Vascular Malformations of the Extremities

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The purview of hand surgeons encompasses congenital to acquired deformities. Hand surgeons must have a thorough knowledge of the intricate anatomy of the extremities. Traditionally hand surgeons train either in orthopaedics or plastic surgery. Nevertheless, only a few hand surgeons have either the education or the experience to manage vascular anomalies in their anatomic domain. This chapter was written by an internationally recognized pediatric hand surgeon. It begins with the treatment of vascular tumors, while the greater part of the text is focussed on vascular malformations, slow-flow and fast-flow, in both the upper and lower limbs. Operative principles and techniques are detailed and illustrated in case studies. The hand surgeon is forewarned of operative pitfalls and cautioned when it is best to keep the blade in its sheath. Complications specific to anatomic regions are highlighted —from thigh to toes and from shoulder to fingers. Cooperation with interventional radiologists is emphasized throughout the chapter.

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Subjects: Surgery ; Histopathology

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