Psychological Impact of Cutaneous Congenital Vascular LesionsKatlein França*, Jennifer Ledon BS, Jessica Savas BS and Keyvan Nouri
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Mohs and Laser Clinic, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, 2175 Miami, FL, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Katlein França
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Mohs and Laser Clinic, 1475 NW 12th Avenue
2175 Miami, FL, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 25, 2013; Accepted Date: May 23, 2013; Published Date: May 25, 2013
Citation: França K, Jennifer Ledon BS, Jessica Savas BS, Nouri K (2013) Psychological Impact of Cutaneous Congenital Vascular Lesions. J Vasc Med Surg 1:107. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000107
Copyright: © 2013 França K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Vascular lesions are abnormalities of vascular elements that appear at birth or in infancy. Cutaneous congenital vascular lesions are the most common pediatric birthmarks and can be divided into two different categories: hemangiomas and vascular malformations. Hemangiomas tend to involute, as the child grows older while other vascular malformations tend to persist. Congenital vascular lesions are found most commonly on the head and neck and can be isolated or part of a congenital syndrome such as Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, Sturge-Weber syndrome and others. Vascular lesions, especially on exposed sites, can cause significant psychological distress for patients and family members.