Peripheral vascular tumors and vascular malformations: imaging (magnetic resonance imaging and conventional angiography), pathologic correlation and treatment options

  • Fadi El-MerhiEmail author
  • Deepak Garg
  • Marco Cura
  • Ola Ghaith


Vascular anomalies are classified into vascular tumors (infantile hemangioma) and vascular malformations. Vascular malformations are divided into slow flow and high flow subtypes. Magnetic resonance imaging helps in classification and assessing extent and distribution. Conventional angiography also known as digital subtraction angiography is pivotal in assessment of fine vascular details and treatment planning. Imaging correlates well with histopathology. We review recent development in imaging techniques of various vascular anomalies most of which are affecting the peripheral system which potentially may broaden understanding of their diagnosis, classification and treatment.


Soft tissue/skin Muscular Extremities Magnetic resonance imaging Magnetic resonance angiography Conventional angiography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fadi El-Merhi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deepak Garg
    • 2
  • Marco Cura
    • 2
  • Ola Ghaith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Universty of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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