Vascular Anomalies

The Vascular Anomalies Group at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is dedicated to the evaluation, treatment and management of vascular birthmarks and tumors of infancy, childhood and adolescence.

These lesions include:

  • Hemangiomas
  • Port-wine stains
  • Lymphatic, venous and arteriovenous malformations
  • Less common vascular anomalies
  • Rare vascular tumors, which can form in the skin, bones, liver and extremities

Pediatric patients and their families benefit from the teamwork of a multidisciplinary panel of experts, including pediatric surgeons, cardiologists, germatologists, radiologists and oncologists. Such an integrated approach ensures that our patients receive coordinated care that tackles every aspect of the child’s disease. We strive to help families understand and manage these sometimes challenging conditions.

Our work also involves an active research effort, with National Institutes of Health-supported investigation of the mechanisms that underlie the development of congenital vascular anomalies. For this reason, we are able to offer not only the best available current care but also access to evolving therapies based on leading-edge science.

Comer Children's Hospital serves as a referral site for infants with complex vascular anomalies. We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion and to serve as a resource for pediatricians, dermatologists and surgeons seeking specialty evaluation and a multidisciplinary approach.

Please visit the Comer Children's Hospital website for more information about the Vascular Anomalies Group and the different types of vascular anomalies they treat.