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Vascular Anomalies Patient Stories

Angel Almanza

Experts at Comer Children's Help Baby Thrive After Vascular Malformation 
Soon after Angel Almanza was born, doctors found a hemangioma (benign tumor) on his left arm. When a consult with specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's revealed that the "hemangioma" was actually an arteriovenous malformation, our team of experts worked quickly and collaboratively to help Angel.

Meihui Wang

Physical Therapy Helps Chinese Girl Regain Ability to Walk 
Surgery to remove a vascular tumor in Meihui Wang's calf muscle left her with scar tissue that prevented her from walking properly. When physical therapy in China failed to help, Meihui and her mother consulted with experts at the University of Chicago Medicine. When she returned to China after 10 weeks of physical therapy, Meihui's family and friends were astounded at the progress she had made while at the medical center.