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UC Davis Vascular Center

UC Davis Vascular Center

Appointments & Referrals

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Physician Referral Center
Specialty referrals
and phone consultations:
1-800-482-3284 (choose option #2)
Consumer Resource Center
General information
Vascular Center:

Vascular malformations

Vascular malformations are a type of birthmark. They are present at birth (congenital) and are made up of arteries, veins, capillaries or lymphatic vessels. They enlarge proportionately with the growth of the child and, unlike hemangiomas (a benign tumor of the skin present at birth), they do not diminish as the child grows. Vascular malformations are named according to the blood vessels involved. They include: