Although vascular anomalies are common lesions of childhood, they continue to present challenges to the surgeon. Despite their benign nature, they can cause significant morbidity and even mortality if not properly recognized and treated. Recent advances in the fields of radiology, dermatology, and surgery have helped to aid in the proper diagnosis, and subsequent treatment, of these lesions. This brief review article will discuss some of these recent advancements contributing to the surgical management of vascular anomalies.
*Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont, USA
Correspondence to Richard N. Hubbell, MD, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, University Health Center, 2nd Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA; e-mail: Richard.Hubbell@Vtmednet.org