VeinPODCAST Ep 15: Can Vascular Malformations Be Cured - A Contentious Debate

Published: 28 Jan 2022

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“Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgement difficult.” Hippocrates 


Vascular malformation is a generalised term that refers to congenital anomalies of veins, lymph vessels, or arteries. Without treatment, vascular malformations will not go away but can be treated to alleviate pain and reduce their size.


In this month's episode of veinPODCAST, Dr Laura Redman (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Foreshore, Cape Town, ZA) discusses vascular malformations with specialist Professor Wayne Yakes (The Yakes Vascular Malformation Center, Englewood, CO, US) and Paediatric Surgeon Dr Marion Arnold (Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, ZA).


In this episode they discuss:
- Patient options for vascular malformations
- The use of sirolimus agents, ethanol and bleomycin in the treatment of vascular malformations
- How often patients should return for follow-ups
- Advice for growing malformation units within your institution


Hosted by Dr Laura Redman and produced by Radcliffe Vascular. Follow us on social media for the latest updates on the next episode @RadcliffeVASCU today!

Listen now for the latest episode from the veinPODCAST series.

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Videography:Oliver Miles