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Vol 65, No 3 (2015)
Review paper
Published online: 2015-06-18
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Controversies on the histopathological classification of vascular anomalies in children

Aneta Wnęk, Józef Kobos, Przemysław Przewratil
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2015.0044
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2015;65(3):214-220.

open access

Vol 65, No 3 (2015)
Review article
Published online: 2015-06-18

Abstract

The main problem of diagnosis and treatment of haemangiomas and of vascular system defects is the lack of uni­fied classification, systemised for all the specialists dealing with this issue. Existing histopathological and clinical classifications are inconsistent, often overusing the term haemangioma which is an infancy tumour. This can lead to an incorrect diagnosis which affects the course of the illness and the treatment. In this paper the authors describe the recommended classification of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA), and compare it with histopathological classification of vascular tumours by WHO, and soft tissue tumour classification by the Association of Clinical Oncology. Furthermore, current methods of diagnosing vascular tumours and malformations are also discussed, with specific consideration of histopathological imaging.

Abstract

The main problem of diagnosis and treatment of haemangiomas and of vascular system defects is the lack of uni­fied classification, systemised for all the specialists dealing with this issue. Existing histopathological and clinical classifications are inconsistent, often overusing the term haemangioma which is an infancy tumour. This can lead to an incorrect diagnosis which affects the course of the illness and the treatment. In this paper the authors describe the recommended classification of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA), and compare it with histopathological classification of vascular tumours by WHO, and soft tissue tumour classification by the Association of Clinical Oncology. Furthermore, current methods of diagnosing vascular tumours and malformations are also discussed, with specific consideration of histopathological imaging.

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Title

Controversies on the histopathological classification of vascular anomalies in children

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 65, No 3 (2015)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

214-220

Published online

2015-06-18

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2015.0044

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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2015;65(3):214-220.

Authors

Aneta Wnęk
Józef Kobos
Przemysław Przewratil

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