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December 20, 2010

Extensive Slow-Flow Vascular Malformations and Pulmonary Hypertension

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr van Beers), Vascular Medicine (Dr Douma), Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery (Dr van der Horst), and Respiratory Medicine (Dr Bresser), Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Dermatology, Academic Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands (Dr Oduber); and Department of Internal Medicine, Slotervaart Hospital, Amsterdam (Dr Gerdes).

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(12):1416-1418. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.377

Recent case reports have recognized chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CETPH) as an important complication of slow-flow vascular malformations.1-7 This month's issue of the Archives features the first case-control study exploring the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with extensive slow-flow vascular malformations.

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