Bigdeli said that as many as 220 patients have been diagnosed with vascular anomalies in Iran, adding that the disease is congenital and, in some cases, symptoms appear in 2 weeks after birth. Patients’ age ranges from one month to 40 years old.
Bigdeli added that so far 6 patients have been sent to Russia to receive medical treatment there. Despite the fact that these 6 patients weren’t so hopeful, the results of their treatment showed 98% recovery.
Following the high cost of treatment of vascular abnormalities for the patients, the association decided to invite Russian specialists to Iran to transfer the knowledge to Iranian specialists so that patients could receive medical services locally at a much cheaper price, according to the head of the Iranian association.
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