Vascular anomalies occur when the tubes that carry blood or clear body fluid, called lymph, around the body do not develop properly. Birthmarks are the most familiar vascular anomalies, but the term refers to several different conditions. Many are either present at birth or develop soon after.
Seattle Children’s vascular anomalies experts come from many specialties, including Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Radiology and Plastic Surgery. Together, our team can provide your child with the best care, tailored to your child's unique needs. Whenever possible, we treat vascular anomalies by entering your child's body as little as possible during procedures (minimally invasive treatment). We also help you and your child manage long-lasting (chronic) conditions, and work with experts in counseling, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Pain Medicine and Occupational Therapy to make sure that your child's medical, social and emotional needs are met.