Management of capillary malformations

Sheilagh M. Maguiness, Marilyn G. Liang

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Capillary malformations (CMs) are the most common vascular malformations. They are comprised of the small vessels of the capillary network in skin and mucous membranes. In the vast majority of affected individuals, CMs are isolated and not associated with any underlying abnormalities. Depending on size and location, however, they may cause significant morbidity due to disfigurement or stigmatization and, rarely, herald the presence of an underlying syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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