Congenital Vascular Malformations

Definition - What does Congenital Vascular Malformations mean?

Congenital Vascular Malformations are abnormally formed blood vessels that are formed at birth. Congenital vascular malformations are any type of birthmark or growth, composed of blood vessels and involving capillaries, arteries, veins, and lympathics. Congenital vascular malformations occur at birth and are quite rare.

They can be presented as either simple birthmarks or as complex structure deep within the body.

TheConsultation explains Congenital Vascular Malformations

Congenital vascular malformations, also known as vascular anomalies, are vascular malformations and defects which occur at birth, and are present in only 1% of recorded births. Congenital vascular malformations can develop from any type of blood vessel and in any part of the body.

The formations involve arteries, veins, lymph vessels, or a combination of all or some of them. Congenital vascular malformations manifest themselves either as simple birthmarks or as complex structures found deep within the body. Some congenital vascular malformations are visible immediately at birth while others take time to develop and manifest.

The main types of congenital vascular malformations are arteriovenous malformation (AVM), venous malformation (VM), and lymphatic malformation (LM).

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