Testing & Diagnosis for Fibro-Adipose Vascular Anomaly

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Diagnosing fibro-adipose vascular anomaly can be challenging, as some of its features overlap with other vascular anomalies such as venous malformations. Thus far, in addition to a complete medical history and thorough physical exam, the following imaging tests appear to be the most effective means of diagnosing FAVA:

In certain situations, your doctor may request a biopsy, in which a small sample of the anomaly is removed for examination under a microscope.

After we complete the necessary tests, our experts meet to review and discuss what they have learned about your child's condition. Then we will meet with you to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options for your child.

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