Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Vascular Malformations on Foot

Picture of Vascular Malformations on Foot

Vascular malformations are groupings of abnormal blood and lymph vessels that are usually present at birth. Different types of malformations may be comprised of different types of vessels including capillaries, arteries, veins, or lymph vessels. Cystic hygroma is a type of lymphatic malformation. A port-wine stain is a type of capillary malformation. The photo depicts the foot of a patient who has a venous malformation.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, vol. 3, 2013: "Arteriovenous Malformations and Other Vascular Malformation Syndromes"