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There are various types of venous malformations including cutaneous and mucosal venous malformations and glomuvenous malformations (glomangiomas, as discussed previously). Clinically, venous malformations present with a dark blue hue representing the venules in the dermis. The lesions tend to be soft, freely compressible, and may increase in size and darken in color with dependency. The best imaging modality to identify a venous malformation is a T2-weighted MRI, which can help guide the remainder of the treatment based on anatomic location and depth and extent of the lesion.
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