Angiomatous malformations are based on a failure of the fetal blood vessels to differentiate into arteries, capillaries, and veins. In most cases the capillary network is absent, so that arteries and veins communicate directly [16]. Aneurysms are based on a congenital defect in the vessel wall.


Arteriovenous Malformation Vascular Malformation Cavernous Hemangioma Hemosiderin Deposit Venous Anomaly 
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