Vascular anomalies are benign lesions of the blood vessels. Most vascular malformations fall into the following categories:
- Venous malformations
- Lymphatic malformation
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Capillary malformations (port wine stains)
Mixed vascular malformations (MVMs) most often result from venous and lymphatic components, arising together in a single, complex anomaly. Each MVM is unique and should be assessed by a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating vascular anomalies.