- Vascular swellings usually manifest themselves as arterio-venous malformations.
- A vascular malformation is a rare benign tumour which are usually low (slow) flow lesions that tend to grow very slowly.
- Sarcoma of the blood vessels themselves are very rare but can include e.g. angiosarcoma.
- As they can get bigger they may cause symptoms, and occasionally treatment with injection sclerotherapy can be offered. If this fails to work, surgical excision is recommended.
- Most can be detected with an ultrasound from our specialist Sarcoma radiologist. Some will require further assessment, with a MRI scan.
If you have a swelling with some of the symptoms above, get in touch here to book and appointment for assessment.