​Planting a seed of Hope for Fibro Adipose Vascular Anomalies

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Fibro Adipose Vascular Anomalies

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Most commonly seen Symptoms:


  • Severe Pain (can be persistent, focal or neurogenic)

  • Severe constant, chronic pain

  • Dysfunction

  • Cutaneous Lymphatic Vesicles

  • Equinus Contracture, worsening contractures

  • Venous anomalies with distinctive distribution (following the nerve bundle, nerve abnormalities

  • Mild overgrowth possible

  • Painful intramuscular lesions


According to an article published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics in January 2014, Titled, Fibro-Adipose Vascular Anomaly: Clinical-Radiologic-Pathologic Features of a Newly Delineated Disorder of the Extremity it is defined as:


"The constellation of clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features constitutes a distinct entity comprising fibrofatty infiltration of muscle, unusual phlebectasia with pain and contracture of the affected extremity. The clinical and radiologic findings permit the diagnosis of FAVA with major therapeutic implications."


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