We talk with Dr. Joana Mack about types of Vascular Anomalies, how the nationally renowned team at Arkansas Children's brings next-level treatments to patients, and how mental health, confidence, and self-esteem can also be affected.
The Vascular Anomalies Center at Arkansas Children's is recognized as a leading center committed to providing expert care of infants, children and adults with vascular anomalies. That's why parents from all over the United States and other parts of the world entrust their children with our team of specialists. We provide great outcomes, outpatient focus (reduced length of stay), telemedicine, international reputation, leaders in the field and clinical trials.
Learn how state-of-the-art treatments at Arkansas Children's is lessening the redness of Faith's vascular birthmark.
Many people call them stork's bite or angel's kisses, but vascular birthmarks (medically called vascular anomalies) are abnormal blood vessels that people are born with. Most often, you'll see them on a baby's skin not long after they're born. But they can also be found deeper than the skin and are discovered later in life as they grow.
Its characteristics are a port-wine stain that involves the skin around the eye and cheek as well as the covering of the brain; seizures; atrophy of the brain tissue; and developmental delay. Early diagnosis is important to allow control of seizures and monitoring of eye pressures by an ophthalmologist to help preserve vision.
Vascular malformations are made up of arteries, veins, or lymphatic channels depending on the type of malformation.
The characteristics of this syndrome are a mixed venous-lymphatic malformation usually involving the extremities. There is usually a port wine like stain on the affected limb and there is usually a difference in size between the affected and nonaffected limb, the affected one being larger.
Traveling from Ukraine to Little Rock, Anna and her father seek treatment from the world-renowned Vascular Anomalies Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital with the hope of making Anna better today and healthier tomorrow.
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At Arkansas Children’s, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Vascular Anomalies Center diagnoses and treats children and adults with congenital vascular anomalies.
Various hemangiomas (also called strawberry birthmarks) are treated by the pediatric vascular anomalies team at Arkansas Children's.