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Vascular Anomalies Clinic

Contact number | 202-476-2151
Boy walking, Children's Vascular Anomalies Clinic; diagnoses, treats vascular conditions, including vascular birthmarks.

Understanding Hemangioma

Hemangioma is the most common type of benign skin tumor. Treating it is a specialty of the Vascular Anomalies team at Children's.

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The Vascular Anomalies Clinic brings all of the necessary pediatric specialists together -- in one place -- for individual evaluation and treatment of children with vascular anomalies. We are also one of the few clinics in the country dedicated to treating vascular birthmarks.

The clinic's team treats children with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arteriovenous fistulas
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Capillary malformations
  • Combined vascular malformations
  • Hemangiomas
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Lymphangiomas
  • Kasabach-Merritt Phenomenon
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Lymphedema
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Venous malformations
  • Vascular malformations
  • Vascular tumors

Children's Experience and Expertise

As the only hospital in Washington, DC, dedicated exclusively to caring for kids, our surgeons and clinical specialists are among the most experienced pediatric care providers the region. Our pediatric specialists have the experience to accurately diagnose the type of vascular condition, and the expertise to provide the most appropriate treatment.

Specialists in the Vascular Anomalies Clinic include experts in:

When your child's condition requires surgery, Children's Surgical Care team performs the most pediatric cases in the area, ensuring patients and their families the highest level of pediatric expertise. Children's National has three full-time plastic and reconstructive surgeons who dedicate their entire practice to children.

Iris Rubin, MD, Director of the Dermatologic and Vascular Laser Surgery Service Clinic, treats patients with vascular lesions and birthmarks.

In addition, Children's National is the only area hospital to guarantee that a fellowship trained pediatric anesthesiologist administers anesthesia for all patients at all times.

Finn's Story

Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome

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When Finn was born, his parents and doctors immediately knew something was wrong. Finn’s left leg was swollen to the size of an adult head, and it continued to swell at an alarming rate.

Finn's Story

Vascular Anomalies Clinic Team