III. Chicago Vascular Malformation Laser Surgery Treatment:

The natural history of most vascular malformations is a slow-steady enlargement.  Certain things can cause them to grow more rapidly such as serious sickness, trauma, infection, hormone changes (puberty, pregnancy, menopause).  Surgical removal is rarely complete, and the malformation may grow back. 

Treatment of malformations may include embolization, surgical removal, or a combination of the two.  Embolization involves the injection of a sclerosing agent into the abnormal blood vessels, causing them to involute.



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