Vascular Anomalies Clinic

The University of Iowa Vascular Anomalies Clinic is the only specialized clinic in Iowa dedicated to the care of children and adults with vascular anomalies.

  • Vascular anomalies form a group of conditions characterized by abnormal formation, growth, or development of parts of the vascular system.
  • Vascular anomalies may present as a simple birthmark, but depending on their location and extent they can affect vital functions such as seeing, eating, hearing, breathing, and swallowing. In some cases, they can even cause scarring or disfigurement.
  • It is important for people to have a team of physicians with expertise in vascular anomalies guide the care for these conditions.

The Vascular Anomalies Clinic is coordinated by the pediatric otolaryngology fellow and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical specialists that includes dermatologists, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, general surgeons, and interventional radiologists with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies.

During appointments, patients see multiple specialists who develop personalized care plans focused on your specific needs.

Conditions Treated by the Vascular Anomalies Team

  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Capillary malformations
  • CLOVES syndrome
  • Complex hemangiomas
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC)
  • Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Other vascular birthmarks
  • Port-wine stain birthmark
  • Venous malformations


The vascular anomalies team is committed to furthering the understanding and treatment of rare vascular anomalies, and is involved in clinical studies with other academic medical centers across the country.

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