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.
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.