Imaging of benign cervicofacial vascular anomalies and associated syndromes

Anthony S. Larson, Waleed Brinjikji, Katelyn R. Anderson, Megha Tollefson, V. Michelle Silvera, Julie B. Guerin

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Cervicofacial vascular anomalies can result in morbidity, pain, and cosmetic concerns in affected individuals. Each anomaly has its own unique natural history, treatment, and associations with underlying genetic syndromes. For optimal patient care, it is important for the neuroradiologist to accurately recognize and characterize these entities to ensure appropriate treatment and management. In this review, we discuss the general characteristics, classifications, and imaging features associated with the most common vascular anomalies such as hemangiomas, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, capillary malformations, venous malformations, and lymphatic malformations in the context of associated syndromes. Additionally, we discuss novel imaging techniques that aid in identifying these vascular anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-374
Number of pages11
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2022


  • Cervicofacial
  • capillary malformations
  • cerebrofacial arteriovenous metameric syndromes
  • lymphatic malformations
  • neuroradiology
  • venous malformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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