Hemangiomen en vasculaire malformaties in het hoofd-halsgebied

Translated title of the contribution: Hemangiomas and vascular malformations of the head and neck

R. De Bree*, R. Van Den Berg, C. R. Leemans

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Haemangiomas and vascular malformations (venous, lymphate and afteriovenous malformations) in the head and neck area form a hetergeneous group Despite their common appearance lot of confudion exists about nomeclature classification diagnosis and treatment. It is extremely important that these lesiond are diagnosed correctly since treatment is different for each type of lesion. Diagnoise is mainly madr on history, history, physical examination and imaging Vascular anomales can be devided into haeomangions develop shortly after birth initially slow growth and will subsequently slow spontaneous involution. Therefore treatment can be conservative unless growth causes severe functional and cosmetic morbidity. Venous and lymphatic malformations are present at birth, but can become clinically manifest later on. These lesions are mostly treated surgically; however more recently sclerotherapy has proven to be a good alternative. Arteriovenous malformations are also present at birth. When clinical symptoms occur, these malformations are mostly treated by a combination of embolisation and surgery. The decision to treat these lesions should be made in a multidisciplinary team.

Translated title of the contributionHemangiomas and vascular malformations of the head and neck
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Keel- Neus- Oorheelkunde
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


  • Haemangioma
  • Vascular malformation


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