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Phleboliths as a marker of slow-flow venous malformation
  1. Lorenzo Calligaris,
  2. Irene Berti,
  3. Egidio Barbi
  1. Pediatric Department, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lorenzo Calligaris, Pediatric Department, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Via dell'Istria 65/1, Trieste 34137, Italy; lorenzo.calligaris76{at}gmail.com

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A 10-year-old girl presented with a congenital malformation of the left hand, causing stiffness and pain. Examination showed swelling with dilated bluish venous channels involving the second, third and fourth fingers on the palmar aspect, the hand and the distal forearm (figure 1). A colour Doppler ultrasound showed a mass with heterogeneous echogenicity and vascular lacunae without arterial flow, suggestive of …

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