About the Vascular Anomalies Program
The Vascular Anomalies Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers specializes in providing comprehensive management of vascular tumors and malformations in pediatric patients. We provide expert diagnosis and medical treatment within a state-of-the-art clinical setting.
Vascular tumors managed in the Vascular Anomalies Program include, but are not limited to:
- Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE)
- Hepatic angiosarcoma
- Epitheloid hemangioendothelioma
- Hepatic hemangiomas (congenital and infantile)
Vascular malformations managed in the Vascular Anomalies Program include, but are not limited to:
- Capillary-venous-malformations (Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome)
- CLOVES syndrome
- Blue rubber bleb nevus malformations
- Parkes-Weber syndrome
- PTEN Hamartoma tumor syndrome
- Hereditary hemmorhagic telangiectasia
- Generalized lymphatic anomaly
- Gorham-Stout disease
The team includes expert pediatric hematology-oncology specialists, physical therapists, nutritionist, wound care specialists, social workers, child life specialists in order to cover all aspects of comprehensive management in the context of most advanced medical therapies. We have initiated or participate in almost all national clinical trials dedicated to vascular anomalies. Treatment is available either as part of a clinical trial or as standard-of-care, ranging from intense supportive medical care, to anticoagulants, sirolimus (Rapamycin), thalidomide or chemotherapy.
Texas Children’s Hospital has experts in all pediatric subspecialties involved in the treatment of vascular anomalies. Our medical team works closely in collaboration with Interventional Radiology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Pulmonary Medicine, Liver Transplant, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, etc. to provide integration of care, peri-procedural supportive management and a unified treatment plan for the patients.
The whole spectrum of advanced surgical interventions, endovascular procedures (sclerotherapy), and laser therapy are readily available at Texas Children’s Hospital. We provide inpatient and outpatient services at two Texas Children’s locations: Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.