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Vascular anomalies must be properly classified

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:919
  1. Patrick Mallucci, head and neck fellow (
  1. Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

    EDITOR—Zameel Cader and Winer's lesson of the week highlighted a common error of terminology in describing vascular anomalies.1 The term cavernous haemangioma is a confusing one and should ideally be avoided. The classification of vascular anomalies by Mulliken and Glowacki successfully categorised vascular anomalies in a consistent and …

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