Since the first edition of this book was published, much new knowledge has been gained on hemangiomas and vascular malformations. This revised and updated second edition, written by worldwide leaders in the field, fully reflects this progress.
Important improvements in the treatment of hemangiomas are reviewed, including the use of beta-blockers and other medical therapies as well as advances in interventional treatments and the treatment of hemangiomas in specific locations.
Vascular malformations are being investigated with increasing frequency all over the world and new challenges are emerging regarding both diagnosis and treatment. This edition considers the current role of the full range of diagnostic imaging techniques -magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, nuclear medicine techniques, angiography, and phlebography. The various treatment options, including laser, interventional radiological, and surgical techniques, are then presented in detail.
A further individual section is devoted to the study and treatment of lymphatic malformations and dysplasias, and a series of chapters also focus on problems in the treatment of malformations in particular locations, including the thorax and viscera.
This book, in atlas format, is exceptional in providing clinically relevant information on the diagnosis and treatment of both hemangiomas and vascular malformations. It will appeal to all professionals who encounter these conditions in their daily clinical practice.
Raul Mattassi is director of the Centre for Vascular Malformations "Stefan Belov" at the Clinical Institute Humanitas "Mater Domini" of Castellanza, Varese, near Milan, Italy. He is involved in vascular malformations since over 30 years, founding the Italian Multidisciplinary Center for these diseases in 1992. He published two textbooks about vascular malformations and several chapters of books and articles in leading journals After his graduation from Heidelberg and Kiel medical schools, Prof. Dirk A. Loose specialized in Surgery and then in Vascular Surgery at Dusseldorf University, becoming later Professor at the same faculty. He was then appointed Head of the Department for Angiology and Vascular Surgery of the Surgical Hospital Dr. Guth, Hamburg. In 1989 he there co-founded the Center for Circulatory Disturbances and Vascular Defects, and one year later the Center for Vascular Medicine (MVZ), which includes all interdisciplinary departments dealing with vascular diseases, and which he then later left in 2006 after year of outstanding work and commitment. In 2002 Prof. Loose took part in the Foundation of the "European School for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vascular Malformations" in the Facharztklinik Hamburg. Since January 1998 he is Head of the Department for Vascular Surgery at the Facharztklinik Hamburg, where he still operates. He has contributed to a number of articles (Eur. J. Radiology and Pediatric Research) and is editor of a Springer volume. Dr Vaghi coauthored and edited the first release of this textbook. He is also editor and author of many books on vascular anomalies in English , German and Italian language. He also participated to the redaction of international guidelines in vascular malformations. He is active in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies since 1986 . He is still working in the department of vascular surgery of G. Salvini Hospital in Garbagnate Milanese.
Foreword to the 2nd edition- Foreword to the 1rst edition- Preface to the 2nd edition- Preface to the 1rst edition- Acknowledgements- PART I INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL OVERVIEW 1 Vascular Embryology.- 2 Molecular and Genetic Aspects in Infantile Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations.- 3 Historical background.- 4 Clotting Problems.- PART II HEMANGIOMAS AND VASCULAR TUMORS.- 5 Hemangiomas in Infancy: Epidemiology.- 6 Classification of Infantile Hemangiomas and Other Congenital Vascular Tumors.- 7 Clinical Picture.- 8 Clinical Aspects And Diagnosis of Hemangiomas.- 9 Instrumental Diagnostics of Infantile Hemangiomas Including Visceral Hemangiomas.- 10 Principles of Treatment.- 11 Propanolol and Betablockers in Medical Treatment of Infantile Hemangiomas.- 12 Other Medical Treatments of Infantile Hemangiomas and Other Vascular Tumors.- 13 Laser Treatment of Infantile Hemangiomas.- 14 Surgical Treatment.- 15 Treatment by Embolization.- 16 Treatment of Infantile Hemangiomas in Head and Neck.- 17 Treatment of Visceral Infantile Hemangiomas.- 18 Treatment of Genital Infantile Hemangiomas.- 19 Management of Syndromes Related to Infantile Hemangiomas.- PART III: VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS.- 20 Epidemiology.- 21 Histology in Vascular Malformations.- 22 Classifications.- 23 Principles of Diagnostics.- 24 Clinical Aspects in Vascular Malformations.- 25 Dermatologic Aspects in Vascular Malformations.- 26 Ultrasound Diagnostics.- 27 Role of MR and CT in Diagnostics.- 28 Nuclear Medicine.- 29 Angiography and Phlebography.- 30 Principles of Treatment.- 31 Surgical Techniques and Tactics in Vascular Malformations.- 32 Interventional Treatment in AVM.- 33 Classification of arteriovenous malformations and therapeutic implication.- 34 Sclerosis in Vascular Malformations.- 35 Laser Treatment of Vascular Malformations.- 36 Possibilities and Limits of Medical Treatment.- 37 Congenital Vascular Syndromes.- PARTI IV: TREATMENT OF PROBLEMS ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC LOCALIZATIONS.- 38 Introduction.- 39 Head and Neck Malformations: Surgical Treatment.- 40 Head and Neck Malformations: Sclerosis Treatment - 41 Treatment of Upper Airway Involvement.- 42 Treatment of Intraorbital Vascular Malformations - 43 Orthopedic Problems.- 44 Treatment of Vascular Malformations of the Hand .- 45 Thorax Wall.- 46 Visceral Vascular Malformations.- 47 Pelvic Malformations.- 48 Vascular Malformations of the Limbs: Treatment of Arterio-Venous and Venous Malformations.- 49 Lymphatic Vascular Malformations of the Limbs: Treatment of Extratruncular Malformations.- 50 Lymphatic Vascular Malformations of the Limbs: Conservative Treatment of Truncular Malformations.- 51 Lymphatic Truncular Malformations of the Limbs: Surgical Treatment.- 52 Thoracic Duct Dysplasia and Chylus Reflux.- 53 Conclusions.- Subject Index.