Vascular Anomalies Center

<p>Vascular Anomalies Center</p>

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Texas Children’s Hospital is a multidisciplinary group of experts in the field of vascular malformations and vascular tumors from various medical and surgical specialties who work together to evaluate and provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment to patients with these disorders.

Multiple services participate in the care of these patients: dermatology, hematology/oncology, interventional radiology, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatric surgery and plastic surgery, and others.

Texas Children’s Hospital has been treating patients with vascular anomalies in a multidisciplinary fashion for over 15 years. Through our organization, patients have access to more than 40 specialties and subspecialties to create a comprehensive care plan.

Vascular anomalies result from the abnormal development and growth of vascular tissues, including arteries, veins, capillaries and lymphatic vessels. Some of these conditions are apparent at birth while others may not be noted until months or years later.

The Vascular Anomalies Center is an affiliate of the National Lymphedema Network. We offer full range of diagnostic and management interventions for inherited or acquired lymphedema. Our certified lymphedema therapists have special expertise in treating pediatric patients and are an integrated part of the medical/surgical team providing comprehensive care for these patients.

The vascular anomalies clinical team collaborates to evaluate, diagnose and treat children with a variety of vascular malformations and vascular tumors. The group meets regularly to review individual patient information (including medical records, imaging and surgical pathology reports). Based on the information gathered, the team is able to make a diagnosis and offer appropriate treatment options for each child’s unique situation.

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Texas Children’s Hospital provides:

  • A team of specialists focused on helping your child
  • Access to investigational drugs and studies
  • Superior diagnostic technology and methods
  • A variety of current medical, endovascular, and surgical treatment options
  • An individualized treatment plan for your child

The multidisciplinary vascular anomalies team meets regularly at Texas Children’s Hospital, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, to discuss patient care and develop individualized patient treatment recommendations.