Lympathic malformations are structural lesions present in the early childhood,
resulting from errors of vascular morphogenesis. Vascular anomalies comprise a wide spectrum of lesions involving all parts of the body.
In the past,there was a big confusion due to the use of improper terminology. The purpose of this exhibit is to review the characteristic imaging appearances of lymphatic malformations in the pediatric population and to become familiar with the new universal classification of...
By correlating clinical behaviour and endothelial cell characteristics,
Mulliken and Glowacki classified vascular lesions into two main categories: vascular tumors and vascular malformations (including slow and fast flow malformations). Vascular malformations are developmental vascular anomalies.
They have a congenital nature and,
in contrast to vascular tumors,
are present at birth and they grow commensurately with the size of the child. Vascular malformations are classified depending on the...
Findings and procedure details
Clinical assessment of vascular anomalies remains crucial for the diagnostic process.
Diagnosis can be difficult,
however the imaging tests are helpful to confirm the clinical suspicion and to determine the exact location,
size and topographic relationships before planning most effective treatment.
As these lesions are commonly found in children,
Doppler US and MRI play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment. Doppler US is particularly useful for evaluation of small,...
Lympathic malformations are vascular lesions present in the early childhood.Diagnostic imaging studies (MRI and US) are necessary in the evaluation of the lesions,
to confirm the clinical suspicionand to determine the location,
extent and their relationships. Diagnostic imaging plays an increasingly important role in the proper diagnosis and the interventional radiologic treatment,
being a tool for monitoring and to evaluate the response to treatment,
showing promising results.
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