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Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
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Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
Research

We have been involved in several clinical research projects related to vascular anomalies, including the following disorders: hemangiomas (several subtypes) and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, and we have presented and published on the utility of Vascular Anomalies Clinics. Dr. Frieden and the pediatric dermatologists in her division are part of a multi-center Hemangioma Investigator Group, which completed enrollment of a 1056 infant cohort and is planning to extend this research to focus on high morbidity hemangiomas including those with visceral lesions and those with associated structural anomalies (PHACE and tethered spinal cord. Dr. Tope is currently initiating a research protocol investigating the use of verteporfin photodynamic therapy in the treatment of port wine stains. This protocol, performed in parallel with similar research by collaborators at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine could enable significantly improved treatment results in fewer treatment sessions.
Updated: November 30, 2007
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