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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Soft Tissue Vascular Anomalies in Torso and Extremities in Children: An Update With 2014 International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies Classification

Snyder, Elizabeth, MD*; Puttgen, Kate, MD; Mitchell, Sally, MD; Ahlawat, Shivani, MD§; Tekes, Aylin, MD*

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: March/April 2018 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 - p 167–177
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000675
Review Article

Vascular anomalies can occur anywhere in the body, and the majority present in the pediatric population. Accurate classification is essential for proper clinical evaluation, particularly because multidisciplinary care is often required. The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies classification offers a comprehensive classification for all subspecialties. In this review article, we present a magnetic resonance imaging protocol with exemplary cases of the most common types of vascular anomalies in the pediatric trunk and extremities using the current International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies classification.

From the *Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology, Department of †Dermatology and ‡Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, and §Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Received for publication June 7, 2017; accepted June 8, 2017.

Correspondence to: Elizabeth Snyder, MD, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Division of Pediatric Radiology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, Sheikh Zayed Tower, Room 4174, 1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD 21287-0842 (e-mail:

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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