The Vascular Anomalies Program in DII provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for rare conditions that affect the lymphatic and blood vessels of any part of the body. Our endovascular approach to treatment aims to achieve maximum clinical improvement by using techniques with shorter recovery times, reduced risk of complications and a general reduction in the number of treatments required.
Patients treated in the Vascular Anomalies Program are assisted by a coordinator who schedules appointments with physicians as well as imaging and therapeutic procedures. At our multidisciplinary clinic, patients can be seen simultaneously by physicians in an array of specialties to optimize diagnosis and treatment planning.
Types of Vascular Anomalies treated:
- Hemangiomas and other vascular tumors
- Vascular malformations
- Capillary (port wine stains)
- Combined malformations; e.g. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
Treatments available through the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology program include:
- Sclerotherapy used to shrink venous malformations, using advanced techniques that maximize therapeutic benefit with a low rate of side effects and complications
- Sclerotherapy of lymphatic malformations using non-toxic doxycycline
- Endovenous laser therapy of symptomatic superficial varicosities and extensive lymphatic and venous malformations
- Primary endovascular treatment (embolization) of arteriovenous malformations
- Vascular imaging (Ultrasonography, angiography, venography)
Patricia Burrows, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging at UTHealth Medical School
IR Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Held Thursday am each week for patient assessment.
Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Patients can be assessed by experts in multiple specialties including plastic surgery, dermatology, pediatric surgery, otolaryngology, pediatric cardiology, neurosurgery and wound care.
Research in Vascular Anomalies
Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Professor and Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine at UTHealth's Brown Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6431 Fannin MSB 2.130B