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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2011 December;13(4):183-5

language: Italian

A case of vascular anomaly treated with sclerotherapy

Miraglia E. 1, Carbone A. 1, Rotunno R. 1, Divona L 1., Lucatelli P. 2, Boatta E. 2, Salvatori F. M. 2, Calvieri S. 1

1 Dipartimento di Dermatologia
2 Dipartimento di Radiologia, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Policlinico Umberto I, Roma, Italia


Vascular anomalies are common congenital or neonatal abnormalities. In past years various classifications have been proposed up to identify in the classification of Mulliken e Glowacki the most suitable in order to better frame this complex chapter. Authors remark the difference between hemangiomas and vascular malformations, based on clinical, histopathological and biological features. Hemangiomas usually appear during the first days or weeks of life, they increase during the first 9-12 months and may regress during the life. Vascular abnormalities, instead, are present at birth and tend to regress very slowly. Venous malformations are the most common type of vascular abnormalities and they can occur in any part of the body. Treatment depends on type of arterio-venous malformation, the location, extent and evolution of the lesion. We report a case of a boy with a venous malformation of the right upper lip treated successfully with ethanol sclerotherapy.

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