Testing & Diagnosis for Capillary Malformation in Children

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How is a capillary malformation diagnosed?

A complete medical history and thorough physical exam by a vascular anomalies specialist is usually all that is needed to diagnose a capillary malformation.

If there are any concerns that your child might have an underlying condition, your doctor recommend an imaging study such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This is a high-resolution scan that allows the doctor to detect any related abnormality in your child’s muscles, nerves, bones and blood vessels.

When should I consult a vascular anomalies specialist?

We advise consulting a vascular anomalies specialist if:
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