Vascular Tumors/malformations

  • Vascular tumors

    • The most common vascular tumor of childhood is the hemangioma

    • Approximately 60% of hemangiomas occur within the head and neck

  • Vascular Malformations

    • Vascular malformations include low-flow malformations of capillaries or veins and high-flow malformations of arteries

    • Majority of lymphatic malformations develop within the head & neck often occurring within the tongue causing symptoms of speech impairment, swelling and swallowing dysfunction

  • Treatment includes both non-surgical (sclerotherapy) and surgical removal with reconstruction

  • The UMOMSA faculty work closely with interventional radiologists/vascular surgeons from the University of Maryland as embolization procedures are often needed prior to definitive surgical therapy