Dawn Siegel, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Large infantile hemangiomas on the face, can be associated with developmental anomalies of the brain, blood vessels, heart, and eyes. The goal of our study is to understand if there are patterns on brain imaging studies and genetic tests that correlate with risk of neurovascular complications in PHACE. The knowledge gained in this study will be used to understand which individuals with PHACE are at greatest risk for progressive blood vessel changes in the brain and determine who is at risk for stroke. This information will be used to design future studies to prevent and treat the blood vessel changes before complications occur.
This project was funded by a 2022 Career Bridge Research Grant.