By Francine Blei
Vascular anomalies as an entire are infrequent issues and discovering accomplished, trustworthy information regarding them could be tough. should you or a friend is struggling with a vascular anomaly, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Vascular Anomalies offers the assistance and suggestion you wish. Co-written by way of a world-recognized healthcare professional who has devoted her occupation to sufferers with vascular anomalies, and a clinical librarian and sufferer who has skilled the demanding situations of being clinically determined with a vascular anomaly, this booklet provides authoritative solutions to the main usually requested questions by means of sufferers and households. It accommodates information regarding assets for networking, disease-specific foundations, psychosocial concerns, and extra. this can be a useful consultant for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of a vascular anomaly.
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Extra info for 100 Questions & Answers About Vascular Anomalies
How does an angiogram help diagnose vascular malformations? An angiogram is an imaging procedure that allows doctors to see blood vessels, including arteries and veins, and how blood moves within them (Figure 9). Figure 9 Angiogram of hand and arm AVM. QXP 4/1/10 11:43 AM Page 41 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT VASCULAR ANOMALIES Angiogram is the general term for this test. If the test studies veins, it is called a venogram. If the arteries are studied, the test is called an arteriogram. After the procedure, the physician will review the images showing the malformations with you or your child.
QXP 4/1/10 11:43 AM Page 41 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT VASCULAR ANOMALIES Angiogram is the general term for this test. If the test studies veins, it is called a venogram. If the arteries are studied, the test is called an arteriogram. After the procedure, the physician will review the images showing the malformations with you or your child. 28. What are some treatments for vascular malformations? Sometimes vascular malformations are removed surgically. This is often the case with small venous malformations or discrete lymphatic malformations.
Lymphoscintigram Test using a radioactive tracer injected into the feet and visualized over several time points to assess if there is an abnormality of lymphatic drainage. 20 Experienced vascular anomalies specialists can make the correct diagnosis based on the history, clinical presentation, and appearance of the vascular anomaly. , depending on the location or characteristics of the vascular anomaly. The most frequently ordered diagnostic tests are listed in the Table 3. Typically, photographs will be taken at each visit to document the changes (including response to treatment, if pertinent) in the vascular anomaly over time.