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Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay

Print version ISSN 0004-0584On-line version ISSN 1688-1249


MACADAR, Valeria et al. Vascular lesions in pediatric patients assisted at the Pereira Rossell Children Hospital. Two years’ experience. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2019, vol.90, n.3, pp.41-52.  Epub June 01, 2019. ISSN 0004-0584.


vascular lesions are a heterogeneous group of diseases that vary in their clinical presentation, evolution and prognosis.

Their accurate diagnosis and classification are key in terms of follow-up and treatment. This study provides epidemiological data collected at the Vascular Lesion Study and Follow-Up Center of the Pereira Rossell Children Hospital (UESLV) and have the purpose of contributing to Uruguay’s data collection regarding these lesions, since Uruguay does not have studies on them.


to describe the number of new cases and to classify the type of vascular lesion presented in children assisted at the UESLV of the Pereira Rossell Children Hospital between May 2015 and April 2017.


observational, descriptive and transversal study performed on children under 15 years of age who showed vascular lesions between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2017.


a total of 167 patients were diagnosed with vascular lesions, 83 had vascular tumors, 77 vascular malformations, 6 presented lesions as part of a syndrome and one patient had a vascular lesion not yet classified.

Keywords : Vascular system injuries lesions; Vascular neoplasms; Vascular malformations; Hemangioma.

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