Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Vascular Malformations on Hand

Picture of Vascular Malformations on Hand

Vascular malformations are a type of congenital defect that are comprised of irregular groupings of vessels like capillaries, veins, arteries, or lymphatic channels. These lesions are often made up of several different kinds of tissues. Port-wine stains (capillary malformation), venous malformations, and cystic hygroma (lymphatic malformation) are a few types of vascular malformations. Babies are born with these lesions, and they grow as the child grows. The photo depicts a venous malformation on the hand.

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: The Journal of Hand Surgery, vol. 35, 2010: "Vascular Anomalies of the Upper Extremity"