Finding skin discoloration or a large lump on your child can be concerning, and your pediatrician may need to turn to experts. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, our pediatric vascular anomaly specialists can help diagnose and treat your child’s condition and put your mind at ease.
A Coordinated Approach to Care
The pediatric surgeons at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are part of an interdisciplinary team of experts that specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term care of children with vascular anomalies. Vascular anomalies, or vascular malformations, affect the capillaries, veins, arteries and lymphatic system. Our coordinated approach to care brings together pediatric surgeons, pediatric dermatologists, plastic surgeons, radiologists and interventional radiologists to provide the most comprehensive treatment possible.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
At Johns Hopkins All Children’s, our pediatric surgeons offer a multidisciplinary approach to care and a level of expertise for pediatric vascular anomalies that is rare to find elsewhere. We’re one of the only hospitals in the region to offer a dedicated pediatric vascular anomalies program capable of treating the rarest of conditions.
Conditions We Treat
- Hemangiomas, noncancerous vascular tumors that typically appear within the first two weeks of life, show as nodules of extra blood vessels in the skin. While many go away on their own, about 50 percent of them may continue to remain visible
- Venous malformations, a lump under the skin that may cause pain and can bleed or leak fluid
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), snarled tangles of blood vessels that cause blood to be diverted from arteries to veins, potentially causing seizures or headaches. They’re most commonly found in the brain and spinal cord
- Capillary malformations (port wine stains), the most common vascular malformations, appearing as blotches of red or purple skin discoloration
- Lymphatic malformations, non-malignant masses in the head or neck caused by abnormal development of lymphatic vessels
- Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS), rare congenital vascular disorder which may cause a limb to have port wine stains, varicose veins and an overgrowth of soft bones and tissues
Schedule an appointment online or call 727-767-4170, or 800-456-4543, ext. 4170, for more information.