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Official Journal of the International Union of Angiology, the International Union of Phlebology and the Central European Vascular Forum
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International Angiology 2014 Febbraio;33(1):70-7

lingua: Inglese

Unfavorable results following surgical, endovascular and dermal treatments of vascular anomalies

Asgun H. F. 1, Akcali Y. 2

1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Medicine Faculty, Canakkale, Turkey;
2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erciyes University Medicine Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey


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Aim: The aim of this paper to summarize the clinical characteristics of unfavorable results occurred following an unsuitable surgical, endovascular or dermal treatment for vascular anomalies.
Methods: Seventeen patients with vascular anomalies who had unintentional results following an intervention that was not consistent with the one suggested by a local academic multidisciplinary team were enrolled. The medical records of all patients were retrospectively examined.
Results: Venous malformation was the most frequent lesion in the patients (41.2%). More than half of the patients (52.9%) had an inadequate treatment as a concomitant of lack of a correct diagnosis. The most frequently occurred unfavorable result was the progression of the disease, the recurrence of the lesions, and clinical deterioration (64.7%).
Conclusion: The physicians who participating in the management of vascular anomalies should have a higher order of qualification than an average degree. Also, a multidisciplinary approach for the management of these anomalies is recommended.

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