Vascular Anomalies Center

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<h2><span>Vascular Anomalies Center</span>&nbsp;</h2>
<ul><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/lookup.asp?c=ipINKTOAJsG&b=6124401">Hemangiomas</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6124407/k.5B45/Vascular_Malformations.htm">Vascular Malformations</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6154947/k.9F04/Vascular_Tumors.htm">Vascular Tumors</a> </li></ul></td>
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<p>The Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles treats children who have abnormally developed blood vessels, including arteries, veins, capillaries and lymphatic channels. These are sometimes referred to as "vascular birthmarks."
<p>The most common reasons for children to be referred to our Center are:</p></font>
<ul class="ddList"><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/lookup.asp?c=ipINKTOAJsG&b=6124401"><strong>Hemangiomas</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6124407/k.5B45/Vascular_Malformations.htm"><strong>Vascular Malformations</strong></a>
<ul><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/lookup.asp?c=ipINKTOAJsG&b=6124403">Arteriovenous malformations</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6124995/k.5C32/Capillary_Malformations.htm">Capillary malformations</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6124999/k.2E8A/Combined_Vascular_Malformations.htm">Combined vascular malformations</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6124405/k.7175/Lymphatic_Malformations.htm">Lymphatic malformations</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6154949/k.6A13/Venous_Malformations.htm">Venous malformations</a> </li></ul></li><li><strong><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6154947/k.9F04/Vascular_Tumors.htm">Vascular Tumors</a> </strong>
<ul><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6154947/k.9F04/Vascular_Tumors.htm#epithel">Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6154947/k.9F04/Vascular_Tumors.htm#heman">Hemangiopericytoma</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6154947/k.9F04/Vascular_Tumors.htm#khe">Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.6154947/k.9F04/Vascular_Tumors.htm#tuft">Tufted angioma</a> </li></ul></li></ul>
<p>Vascular anomalies can be difficult to accurately diagnose and treat. Approximately half of patients are misdiagnosed. One third are given inappropriate treatment. Our team ensures the best possible outcome by combining the expertise of specialists and tailoring treatment for each patient. </p>
<h3>VASCULAR ANOMALIES CLINIC</h3>
<p>We currently hold&nbsp;three interdisciplinary clinics each month on Wednesdays. Our clinic&nbsp;approach:</p>
<ul><li>Gives patients the convenience of being seen by more than one specialist during the same visit. </font></li><li>Enables&nbsp;subspecialists to share their assessments and concerns with one another.</font></li><li>Allows&nbsp;our team members to share assessment outcomes with patients and family members jointly.</font><br /></li></ul></font>
<h3>DIAGNOSIS PROCESS</h3>
<p>Although both hemangiomas and vascular malformations may be similar in appearance, they are&nbsp;treated very differently. </p>
<p>Identification and diagnosis of the lesion is&nbsp;based on the history reported by the patient or family, physical examination and radiologic testing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Testing to determine the exact type of lesion&nbsp;can&nbsp;include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), angiography and/or a specialized ultrasound exam.</p></td>
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<h3 align="left">CONTACT US</h3>
<p align="left">Children's Hospital Los Angeles<br />4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #96<br />Los Angeles, CA&nbsp; 90027&nbsp;</p>
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<h3 align="left">TEAM MEMBERS</h3>
<p align="left">Our interdisciplinary, 15-physician team has extensive expertise in vascular anomalies and collaborates to evaluate, manage and emotionally support children with vascular lesions.</p>
<h3 align="left">FACULTY</h3>
<p align="left"><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/apps/kb/cs/contactdisplay.asp?c=ipINKTOAJsG&b=3832751&sid=5dKDLTPpEaJMIUMuFnE&r=1"><strong>Dean M. Anselmo, MD</strong></a><br />Co-Director</p>
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<p align="left"><a href="http://www.chla.org/site/apps/kb/cs/contactdisplay.asp?c=ipINKTOAJsG&b=6839731&sid=ksKTK3OKLdLQJ9PRJuG&r=1"><strong>Lori Howell, MD<br /></strong></a>Co-Director</p>
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<h3 align="left">NURSING</h3>
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<div align="left"><strong>Donna Nowicki, NP<br /></strong>Nurse Practitioner</div></li></ul>
<h3 align="left">STAFF</h3>
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<div align="left"><strong>Blanca Sandoval<br /></strong>New Patient Coordinator</div></li><li>
<div align="left"><strong>Roxana Ramirez<br /></strong>Referral Coordinator</div></li></ul></a></td></tr></table>