Congenital Vascular Malformation

  • Byung-Boong Lee

Case Report

A 10-year-old girl presented with a history of recurrent painful swelling of the left knee with mild ecchymosis. The latest episode of tender swelling of soft tissue along the left knee was preceded by a direct blow to the area during a ball game. In addition, she has had an abnormally grown left lower limb with scattered multiple soft tissue masses throughout the limb since birth.
  • Physical examination revealed diffuse swelling of the entire left limb, which was longer and larger than the opposite limb and more pronounced along the foot and lower leg. The swollen limb had slightly increased firmness on palpation throughout its entire length except for the soft tissue mass areas.

  • Multiple soft tissue masses were easily compressible and scattered from the dorsum of foot to the upper thigh; their diameters varied between 2 and 8 cm.

  • Similar lesions were also noticed at the left perineum, left labia, left lower abdomen, and left flank. Diffuse swelling along the medial side of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryGeorgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA

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