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Malformations – Venous Malformations – Surgery

Surgical removal of the venous malformation can be staged (done in stages over a few months) or if it is possible, in one operation. The venous malformation is usually sclerosed before the operation. This will usually greatly facilitate the ease of surgery and greatly reduce blood loss during surgery.

Combined Sclerotherapy and Surgery

We have perfected a treatment whereby the lesion is first sclerosed and then within 24 – 48 hours, it is excised. The advantages of this combined treatment are multifold. Firstly, the addition of sclerotherapy preoperatively will clot the lesion off, thereby reducing the risk of severe blood loss during surgery. This will also reduce the number of treatments necessary since the sclerosed area is being removed. If it were not removed, many of the veins would recanalize (reform), thereby resulting in a recurrence. The results of this combined treatment have been excellent. We have been able to remove lesions that were previously considered inoperable. This has offered much hope for many of our patients. Our aim is to control the lesion and thereby improve the quality of life of the patient. In some cases, we can cure the lesion completely.

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Vascular Birthmark Institute

At Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital

210 East 64th Street, 7th Floor
New York City, NY 10065

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Phone: (212) 434-4050Fax: (212) 434-4059

Office hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Dr. Waner: Tuesdays 8:30am-5pm

Dr. Fay: Every third Thursday of the month 4pm-6pm

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