By Francine Blei
Vascular anomalies as an entire are infrequent issues and discovering entire, trustworthy information regarding them may be tough. for those who or a friend is struggling with a vascular anomaly, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Vascular Anomalies offers the assistance and recommendation you wish. Co-written via a world-recognized health care provider who has devoted her occupation to sufferers with vascular anomalies, and a scientific librarian and sufferer who has skilled the demanding situations of being clinically determined with a vascular anomaly, this ebook provides authoritative solutions to the main usually requested questions through sufferers and households. It contains information regarding assets for networking, disease-specific foundations, psychosocial concerns, and extra. this is often a useful advisor for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of a vascular anomaly.
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Venogram Diagnostic imaging test performed by an interventional radiologist. A catheter is inserted into the vessels of interest, and a contrast dye is injected to directly view blood flow of the venous system. In some cases, no treatment or intervention for vascular malformations is required at all. QXP 4/1/10 11:43 AM Page 42 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT VASCULAR ANOMALIES 29. How does embolization or sclerotherapy treat a vascular malformation? Embolization Procedure by which a solution is injected into abnormal blood vessels or structures to create an obstruction or clot to close off the veins.
Some researchers are conducting radiologic studies as well as testing if different medications and diet can prevent or modify symptoms such as seizures in patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome. There are other Sturge-Weber Foundation–funded researchers working on developing a mouse model and investigating immune suppression and hormone abnormalities. The Sturge-Weber Foundation Web site lists these centers as well as research projects they have recently funded. Flashlamp pulsed dye laser treatments Laser treatment that improves red color of superficial vascular lesions; may prevent outward growth of early hemangiomas.
Neurologic symptoms may be acute (seizures) or subtle (onset of developmental delay). It is recommended that children at risk for Sturge-Weber syndrome be evaluated and followed regularly by an experienced neurologist who can discuss emergency measures in the event of a seizure and also the possible medical, educational, and social implications of this disorder. There are many different types of seizures. Medications used to treat seizures are called antiepileptics. Although general neurologists treat patients with seizures, neurologists who specialize in treating patients with seizures are called epileptologists.
100 Questions & Answers About Vascular Anomalies by Francine Blei