What patients and families need to know
Randolph lecture: Contemporary management of complex vascular anomalies
Judson G. Randolph Lecture: Contemporary Management of Complex Vascular Anomalies
Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D., Ph.D. (Hon) President and CEO
, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, NESurgical Director Emeritus
, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation ProgramProfessor
, University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery
Vascular anomalies are often a misunderstood and inappropriately managed group of conditions. Although valiant efforts have made in standardizing the classification of these lesions, confusing and outdated terminology still pervade the literature.
Eliminating these incongruities and recognizing important clinical patterns will be crucial to interdisciplinary communication among scientists and clinicians and to improving the quality of patient care through appropriate therapeutic and supportive interventions.
During a routine 20-week prenatal ultrasound, Carol Kando-Pineda’s obstetrician in Fredericksburg, Virginia, spotted abnormalities in Carol’s unborn child that she referred to as “possibly inconsistent with life.”
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