Phlebologie 2016; 45(05): 295-303
DOI: 10.12687/phleb2335-5-2016
Review article
Schattauer GmbH

Classification of vascular malformations

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H.-P. Berlien
1   Dept. Laser medicine, Evangelische Elisabeth-Klinik Berlin, Germany
,
P. Urban
1   Dept. Laser medicine, Evangelische Elisabeth-Klinik Berlin, Germany
,
M. Poetke
1   Dept. Laser medicine, Evangelische Elisabeth-Klinik Berlin, Germany
,
C. M. Philipp
1   Dept. Laser medicine, Evangelische Elisabeth-Klinik Berlin, Germany
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Publication History

Received: 12 August 2016

Accepted: 15 August 2016

Publication Date:
22 December 2017 (online)

Summary

With the term „hemangioma” different vascular anomalies are described. Here one has to discriminate the congenital vascular tumours from the vascular anomalies. But for a clear indication a definite classification is necessary. Basis is the actual ISSVA classification. In the latest version they have incorporated the embryological aspects of the Hamburg Classification. Especially in the vasculogenetic (″extratruncular″) malformations one found increasing genetic defects. Here is an overlap to the neuro-ectodermal syndromes. By this, common therapeutic strategies are in progress.