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what is a venous malformation (hemangioma)?

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Dr. John Ricotta
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Benign congenital: An hemagioma is one of several types of venous malformations, a result of abnormal vascular development. They are benign but can cause symptoms from size or location. treatment when needed is by laser ablation, sclerotherapy or embolization.Surgery is rarely used
Answered on Nov 24, 2014
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