Hamburg Classification: Vascular Malformation



Vascular malformations occur in such an enormous variety of forms and types that they have been a symbol of confusion among various vascular disorders through decades. Unfortunately even until today in many places, the differentiation of hemangiomas and vascular malformations is not precisely known or is not accurately used in daily clinical practice. A fundamental statement was the clear differentiation of vascular tumors and vascular malformations within the topic of vascular anomalies [1]. A concept of rational treatment of these different findings can only be gained on the basis of a classification referring to clear anatomic and pathological features [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bereich Angiologie und GefäßchirurgieFacharztklinik Hamburg und Klinik FleetinselHamburgGermany

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