Multidisciplinary Team Approach for Patients with Congenital Vascular Malformation (CVM): Experience at Samsung Medical Center

  • Young-Wook Kim
  • Young Soo Do
  • Dong Ik Kim
  • Byung-Boong Lee


Samsung Medical Center (SMC) has been a tertiary referral center in Seoul, South Korea, for the last 20 years. Since the early 1990s, led by a vascular surgeon, Dr. B.B. Lee who founded surgery department and vascular malformation center at SMC, a multidisciplinary team was created for serving patients with congenital vascular malformation (CVM). This dedicated team for the treatment of CVM started to see patients with CVM together once a month sharing valuable data and knowledge and create a patient database following the Hamburg classification of CVM since its inception.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Samsung Medical CenterSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Interventional RadiologySungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Samsung Medical CenterSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of SurgerySamsung Medical Center and Sungkyunkwan University, School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  4. 4.Center for the Lymphedema and Vascular MalformationsGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  5. 5.Uniformed ServicesUniversity of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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