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Old 08-20-2010, 12:54 AM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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Hi Alexis,

Was a biopsy done to confirm tufted angioma? Does it feel leathery? The use of compression stockings, wraps and elevating the arm is often used with VM to minimize pain. Are you using any type of anti-inflammation medication? I would check with his doctor on ibuprofen type medications to help reduce the inflammation. Swimming regularly (daily) is also recommended for most patients with venous malformations. It is important to make sure there is not a blood clot. Pain can also occur if the malformation is located adjacent to a nerve.

I would encourage you to contact our expert on the KHE/TA on the main page of the website.
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