Vascular Malformation Treatment for Children
Vascular malformations are a unique type of birthmark that typically grows as a child grows. With continued growth, they may become more noticeable and can even affect other bodily components or processes. Many times, vascular malformation treatment for children is required to prevent complications or relieve symptoms. Dr. Eric Cerrati can treat pediatric vascular malformations at his offices in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah.
The various types of vascular malformations are named according to the type of blood vessel that is most affected. Arteries, veins, capillaries and even lymphatic vessels can form vascular anomalies. Other names commonly used for vascular malformations include lymphangiomas, vascular gigantism and arteriovenous malformations. Most vascular formations present more of an aesthetic challenge to patients, but sometimes they can have medical effects that require treatment.
Experienced Treatment for Pediatric Vascular Anomalies
Dr. Cerrati is sensitive to the emotions and feelings that often accompany a child presenting a vascular malformation. Both parents and the child can be seriously concerned about any vascular anomaly and its effects. Other children can be cruel in their negative treatment of peers with visible birthmarks, so aesthetic concerns are completely legitimate.
Treatment for pediatric vascular anomalies is tailored to each specific patient’s condition. Steroids, embolization, injections, clotting medications and laser therapy are some of the treatment options that can be used to reduce or eliminate vascular malformations. Dr. Cerrati may also use a combination of treatments to obtain the best results. He will explain each option recommended after a thorough examination of your son or daughter’s particular malformation and its location.
For experienced treatment for pediatric vascular malformations, contact us to arrange your private consultation with Dr. Cerrati at his South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices.