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Vascular Malformations on Foot

Medically Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on April 26, 2022

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Vascular malformations occur when capillaries, veins, arteries, or lymphatic vessels don’t develop properly. They are always present at birth although they may not be apparent until adolescence or adulthood. VMs range in size from small dots to large disfigurations, like this one on a patient’s foot. They can be sensitive to touch and very painful.

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Journal of Vascular Surgery

National Library of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 

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