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Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center

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The UCSF Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center, founded in 1991, cares for patients with vascular growths, such as hemangiomas and other vascular tumors, or with vascular malformations, including venous, lymphatic, arteriovenous and mixed malformations. This includes patients with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome as well as those diagnosed with lymphangioma, cavernous hemangioma, glomangioma, Proteus syndrome and other vascular anomalies.

During your visit, you will see a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, interventional radiologist, dermatologic surgeon and otolaryngologist. This team will then meet to review your case (your medical history, physical exam, prior biopsies and imaging studies) and decide on further diagnostic and treatment recommendations. This arrangement saves you from having to go to multiple doctors' visits.

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    A Trial Comparing Unrelated Donor BMT With IST for Pediatric and Young Adult Patients With Seve...

    The median time to failure or death will be compared on the two arms using the log-rank test. Failure of IST is defined as the date that a second definitive therapy was recommended (BMT, second course of ATG) and failure of BMT de...


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    Citadel Embolization Device Study

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    Treosulfan-Based Conditioning Regimen Before a Blood or Bone Marrow Transplant for the Treatmen...

    The primary endpoint is the incidence of 1-year GVHD free, EFS (GEFS). An event is defined as death due to any cause, primary or secondary graft failure/rejection, or 2nd HCT whichever occurs first. Grade III-IV acute GVHD and chr...


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    Study to Evaluate Rilzabrutinib in Adults and Adolescents With Persistent or Chronic Immune Thr...

    Durable platelet response is defined as a proportion of participants able to achieve platelet counts at or above 50,000/μL for ≥ two-thirds of at least 8 non-missing weekly scheduled platelet measurements during the last 12 weeks ...


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    • Have all necessary referrals and health insurance authorizations sent to our office. We must receive them at least two weeks before your visit.
    • Have all pertinent medical reports sent to our office. We must receive them at least four weeks before your visit. Please include pathology reports and reports of prior surgeries, treatments and relevant hospitalizations.
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    • Have snacks, reading materials or other items you may want. The visit will take all morning and may involve waiting.

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