Research and study into the possibility of proliferating endothelium during times of growth, as well as possible predictor variables including anomaly type, history of treatment, and patient age. Also, a current 'Recurrence of Vascular Anomalies' study hopes to better document the recurrence rate for all types of vascular malformations, as well as the rate of progression during specific time frames.
Cranioplasty in young children is difficult because of limited autologous donor sites and the reluctance to use alloplastic materials in the growing skeleton. Our research has shown that particulate cranial bone graft harvested from infants effectively prevents, as well as treats, calvarial defects. We are translating our clinical findings to an animal model to compare angiogenesis and healing between particulate bone graft, other sources of autologous bone, and alloplastic materials.
About Arin K. Greene
Arin K. Greene received an MD from the University of Illinois School Of Medicine and an MMSc in vascular anomalies from Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a plastic surgery residency with Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program. Dr. Greene has completed two fellowships with Children's including a research fellowship in the Department of Surgery and a fellowship with the Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery program.