HVLM Clinic: Expert Vascular Malformation Treatment

The IHTC Hemangioma, Vascular and Lymphatic Malformations (HVLM) clinic is committed to providing expert care for infants, children, and teens with hemangiomas and congenital vascular/lymphatic anomalies.

  • As a center of excellence in the treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders, the IHTC offers a high level of coordinated care for patients with vascular anomalies
  • Care includes medical therapies as well as coordination between required specialties: ENT, plastic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, and surgery
  • Patients have access to the IHTC’s onsite expert multidisciplinary team members: physical therapist, genetic counselor, dietitian, dental hygienist, social worker, psychologist, and academic/career counselor
  • The IHTC team collaborates with national experts and patient participation in research studies may be available
  • Primary care providers receive prompt communication about their patients

Conditions Treated

Lymphatic or blood vessels that have not developed normally often present at birth or shortly after that as discolored skin lesions or swellings. They are commonly known as birthmarks or hemangiomas. Subtypes of these conditions fall under two major groups.

Vascular Tumors

  • Strawberry Hemangioma
  • Infantile Hemangioma
  • Hemangiomas of Infancy
  • Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma
  • Tufted Hemangioma
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma

Vascular Malformations of Capillaries

  • Port Wine Stain
  • Stork’s Patch
  • Angel’s Kiss
  • Salmon Patch/Nevus Flammeus

Vascular Malformations of Veins

  • Venous Malformation

Vascular Malformations of Arteries

  • AVMs
  • AV Fistulas

Vascular Malformations of Lymphatics

  • Lymphangioma
  • Cystic Hygroma

Vascular Malformations of a Combination of Blood Vessels

  • Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Parks-Weber Syndrome
  • PROTEUS Syndrome
  • PHACE Syndrome
  • CLOVES Syndrome
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Treatments Offered

  • Propranolol for infantile hemangiomas
  • Sirolimus (Rapamune) for complex venous and lymphatic malformations
  • Anticoagulation to prevent clotting in at-risk vascular lesions
  • Physical therapy consultation for custom made compression garments for venous and lymphatic anomalies
  • Information about local resources
  • Guidance on lesions involving limbs and impaired mobility
  • Care coordination with other specialists for:
    • Sclerosing injections for venous and lymphatic malformations performed by interventional radiology.
    • Pulsed dye laser and intralesional steroids performed by dermatology.
    • Surgical removal of lesions by pediatric and plastic surgery
    • Laser treatment for airway and oral hemangiomas performed by ear/nose/throat surgeons
    • Debulking surgery for various lesions of limb overgrowth syndromes performed by orthopedic specialists

Some vascular lesions may become infected, cause heart failure, be located in the brain, or are associated with genetic syndromes; in these cases pediatric infectious disease, cardiology, neurology, and genetic specialists are available to treat your child.

HVLM Clinic Hours and Location

Clinic hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc.
8326 Naab Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Make an Appointment

317.871.0000 or 877.CLOTTER (877.256.8837)