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Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center

The UCSF Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center, founded in 1991, cares for patients with vascular growths, such as hemangiomas and other vascular tumors, or with vascular malformations, including venous, lymphatic, arteriovenous and mixed malformations. This includes patients with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome as well as those diagnosed with lymphangioma, cavernous hemangioma, glomangioma, Proteus syndrome and other vascular anomalies.

During your visit, you will see a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, interventional radiologist, dermatologic surgeon and otolaryngologist. This team will then meet to review your case (your medical history, physical exam, prior biopsies and imaging studies) and decide on further diagnostic and treatment recommendations. This arrangement saves you from having to go to multiple doctors' visits.

Doctor referral may be required

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Infliximab Therapy for Dolichoectactic Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms

    Our primary outcome for assessing the effectiveness of the infliximab treatment will be the reduction in aneurysm volume over the treatment course based on the 0 and 12 month MR scans. DVB aneurysm volume will be assessed by revie...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Systemic Therapies for Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis


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    Case Management and Social Work

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.

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    Patient Relations

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    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Before your visit, make sure you:
    • Have all necessary referrals and health insurance authorizations sent to our office. We must receive them at least two weeks before your visit.
    • Have all pertinent medical reports sent to our office. We must receive them at least four weeks before your visit. Please include pathology reports and reports of prior surgeries, treatments and relevant hospitalizations.
    • Collect all radiology films to bring with you to the visit. This includes CT scans, MRIs and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiograms).
    • Have snacks, reading materials or other items you may want. The visit will take all morning and may involve waiting.

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount

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    Your Doctor Visit

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    Related clinics

    Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

    1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Our research initiatives

    • UCSF Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center Research

      The UCSF Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center conducts research on several kinds of hemangiomas, as well as on the value of specialty clinics for vascular anomalies.

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      UCSF Department of Dermatology Research

      The UCSF Department of Dermatology's research programs cover a broad range of investigations into skin biology and disease, ultimately leading to more effective care for patients.

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