10088 - Current Trends in the Diagnosis, Classification, and Treatment of Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations

Course Director

Martin C. Mihm, M.D., Harvard Medical School


This course reviews key clinical, histologic, immunophenotypic, and genotypical features that enable accurate identification and classification of hemangiomas and vascular anomalies. It also discusses preferred treatment methods.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.5 ABP CC/MOC Credits1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $39.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 06-May-2021
Expiration Date: 05-May-2024


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize key clinical and histologic features that differentiate hemangiomas from vascular anomalies.

2. Properly classify vascular lesions by clinical and histologic features.

3. Know when and how to apply immunophenotyping and genotyping for diagnosis of these lesions.

4. Understand the natural history of specific lesions.

5. Know the implications of each diagnosis for surgical and adjuvant treatment.


1. Infantile Hemangiomas

2. Vascular Malformations

3. Lymphatic Malformations

4. Low Flow - Capillary Malformations / Port Wine Stains

5. Venous Malformations

6. Lympho-venous Malformations

7. Malformation Syndromes

8. Vascular Tumors and Malformations Associated with Coagulopathy

9. Intramuscular Venous Malformations

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include hemangiomas, vascular malformations, lymphatic malformations, and vascular tumors.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)
☑  Practice-Based Learning (PBL)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Martin C. Mihm discloses that he is shareholder of SKADA, an advisory committee member for Caliber ID, and a consultant to MELA Sciences. He attests that the course content does not promote a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce health-care related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).

1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 CC/MOC credits for the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) / Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn CC/MOC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP CC/MOC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.