Vascular Malformations with Overgrowth

John B. Mulliken and Anthony E. Young

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:
Vascular Malformations with Overgrowth

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Vascular anomalies are often associated with gigantism; usually there is an amalgam of malformed arteries, capillaries, lymphatics, and veins with fatty hypertrophy. In the past, these combined (complex) lesions were remembered by the names of physicians purported to have been the first to describe them. Eponymous terminology has gradually given way to more clinically useful anatomic designations. Even more exciting are the recent discoveries of the genes that cause these overgrowth disorders; all are postzygotic (sporadic) mutations; only one is a germline (inheritable) genetic alteration.

Chapter.  17566 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Surgery ; Histopathology

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