Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma

Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular anomaly. Many parents mistake Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma for a birthmark, but it is actually a benign tumor of a child’s blood vessels. Because the tumor is benign, it can continue to grow, but it will not spread throughout the body.

Hemangiomas of the Eyelid


New York NY Hemangioma TreatmentA hemangioma is a benign tumor that is caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels. While hemangiomas can occur anywhere on the body, they are most commonly found on the face and neck. Many infants are bone with a hemangioma present or with a hemangioma that develops within the first few days following birth. Other babies who are affected will develop a hemangioma within the first year of life. Hemangiomas that occur on the eyelids are considered to be a very serious condition due to the risk for causing blindness and the suppression of development of the eye. While hemangiomas gradually decrease in size after the tumors reach their full development, waiting until the hemangioma begins to recede is never advised due to the damage that can occur while it progresses. (more…)

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

logo-vbinyKlippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder involving abnormal development of blood vessels, soft tissues, bones, and the lymphatic system. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is a life-altering disorder that causes mild to extensive features of the upper or lower limbs, and sometimes the trunk. A child who is diagnosed with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome requires the specialized care of a doctor who is an authority in vascular malformations and their effective treatments.

Midline Venular Malformations

waner_photo_lg03All babies are born into this world with a pink hue, no matter what the ethnicity of the parents are, simply because of the manner in which birth presents itself. Whether vaginally delivered or delivered via Cesarean, babies experience pulling and tugging, and twisting that leaves their skin with a light to dark pinkish tinge. However, there are some babies that are born with a little more pink than others on certain parts of their bodies. While the majority of babies born with pink blotches are relatively harmless, it is always important for a doctor to look at spots that do not go away after a day or two following birth.


Sturge-Weber Syndrome

logo-vbinySturge-Weber syndrome is a neurological disorder that is indicated at birth by a port wine stain on the forehead and upper eyelid on one side of the face. The appearance of the port wine stain can vary in color from light pink to deep purple, and it is caused by an overabundance of capillaries around the trigeminal nerve just beneath the surface of the face. Sturge-Weber syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents abnormal blood vessels on the brain surface on the same side of the brain as the birthmark. Neurological symptoms include seizures that begin in infancy and worsen with age. The severity of the symptoms varies from individual to individual, but all symptoms can cause extreme worry for parents of children affected by this syndrome.