Vascular Anomalies Center Update

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Hospitals and Clinics has grown significantly since opening in November 2007, seeing more than 130 patients in 2010. The Vascular Anomalies Center continues to develop strong relationships with interventional radiology, plastic surgery and vascular surgery. 

The recent addition of Jason Alexander, MD (vascular surgery) to the clinic has allowed for simultaneous medical and surgical evaluations of these sometimes complex patients. This has allowed the program to improve its care of children with rare vascular malformations such as lymphangiomatosis and capillary lymphatico-venous malformations.

Report on experience with oral propranolol

The largest patient population at Children’s Vascular Anomalies Center continues to be children with hemangiomas. The recent discovery of the effectiveness of oral propranolol in the management of infantile hemangioma has revolutionized the care of children with hemangiomas. Since October 2009, the program has treated 90 children with oral propranolol. 

The Vascular Anomalies Center recently reported its experience at the annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

For more information on the Vascular Anomalies Center at Children’s, call Children’s Physician Access at (866) 755-212.