- KS Goleria, MB FRCS (Ed) DLO (Lond) DORL (Bom), Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgeon, 201, Doctor House, Dr G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations are a group of pathologies with distinct biological components whose only common feature is the presence of channels, distinguished by their sizes and contents, which in turn, distinguish their biological behaviour. This book has been designed to streamline the nomenclature of this group of disorders, and make their classification and management oriented. Establishes a correlation between clinical diagnosis with appropriate investigations and the correct therapeutic approach highlighting the specificity of the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Brings out the management constraints imposed by locations as expressed by the experience of different specialities. Facilitates learning from the experience of various specialists dealing with similar pathologies in different regions when biology governs the therapeutic response, but the constraints of the location govern the approach. The existing widely accepted classification of mullekin is present in the book. The therapeutic approach to this group of lesions is divided into four distinctive approaches. They are grouped into: Small channel low flow self involuting capillary haemangioma of infancy; Small channel low flow vascular malformation – steadily growing; Large channel low flow vascular malformation – venous malformation; Large channel high flow vascular malformation – arterial malformations and arterio-venous malformations. Congenital abnormality and the approach to management are defined which help in prevention of secondary problems. In addition, management of spoiled cases discussing the causation of the secondary deformities, their prevention and management is also present. The main purpose of this outstanding book is to bring out under one cover the evolution of the diagnostic technologies and therapeutic modalities of this group of lesions under different disciplines. This book is useful for Postgraduate Students, Plastic/Craniofacial/Ophthalmic Surgeons, Radiologists, Medical/Surgical Specialists, Paediatricians, Ophthalmologists, Otolaryngologists and Neurosurgeons.