Welcome to the Vascular Anomalies Center
Johns Hopkins Medicine is a leader in diagnosing, researching, and treating vascular anomalies. Our team of specialists treat patients of all ages, from newborns to adults.
- Advance research directed at improving vascular anomaly patient care
- Develop new, more effective therapies
- Educate fellows, residents, and other trainees
- Coordination of care by Johns Hopkins RN Patient Care Coordinators
- State-of-the art diagnostic and treatment approaches
- Access to new drug therapies
- Resource access for patients and their families
Conditions and Treatments
We treat individuals of any age, from newborns to adults. Vascular anomalies are present at birth, and become apparent at different ages. We are just beginning to understand how anomalies occur. The best age of treatment depends on the specific vascular anomaly and its symptoms, and is individualized to each person. Our multidisciplinary vascular anomalies team reviews each patient's case to determine the most effective treatment.
Vascular malformation is a general term that includes congenital vascular anomalies of only veins, only lymph vessels, both veins and lymph vessels, or both arteries and veins. Vascular malformations are treated by embolization.
Vascular tumors are formed of blood vessels that grow abnormally and can occur anywhere on the body. Most are benign (noncancerous) and some resolve on their own.
Some Vascular Malformations and Vascular Tumors develop within a genetic or inherited syndrome. Patients that present with vascular anomaly associated syndromes receive coordinated treatment for all of their symptoms.
- Venolymphatic malformations
- Glomuvenous malformation
- Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
- Parkes-Weber syndrome
- CLOVES syndrome
- Proteus syndrome
- Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome
- Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome)
Due to the rarity of vascular anomalies and the precision required to treat them, our Vascular Anomalies Center offers patients state-of-the-art, personalized treatment options. Our group consists of specialists in interventional radiology (image-guided treatment), plastic surgery, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery (surgical treatment), dermatology (laser and medical treatment), hematology/oncology (medical treatment), and genetics. Our team works together to review individual patient cases and determine the best treatment for them.