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. British Journal of Plastic Surgery assessed the impact of facial port wine stains on behavioral problems in children and on health related quality of life in adults applying for laser treatment. Two standard general instruments and a more specific PWS questionnaire were used. Adolescents and adults (13-31 years) received a short version of the RAND Health Insurance Questionnaire from the Medical Outcome Study (MOS-24). Childrenâs (4-12 years) parents received the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). A specific PWS questionnaire was sent to both age groups. Adolescents and adults reported little effect on role and social functioning, but showed low scores for mental health, self-perceived health and vitality/health. Childrenâs parents reported no clinically significant problem behavior. Considering the specific PWS questionnaire, adults experienced more negative psychosocial consequences of having a PWS than children . OMICS Group International is an open access online publishing group which has 700+ peer-reviewed journals, organizes 3000+ International Scientific Conferences per year, have around 50,000+ editorial board members and 1000+ Scientific associations. Medical Journals provide a platform for outstanding research around the globe in the field of medicine. These scholarly journals aim to contribute to the progress and application of scientific discoveries, by providing free access to the research information. The published work reaches the general public and the scientific community immediately after publication, thus providing higher citation rates for the author. Medical Journals are supported by 5000 internationally renowned editorial board members and a high quality review board. Medical Journals use online Editorial Manager System for quick and high quality review process. Articles of Medical journals are subjected to peer reviewing and these are included in the standard indexing databases like ISI, Scopus, EBSCO, CAS, HINARI etc. All the articles published in Medical journals are permanently archived in respective peer reviewed journals thus providing unrestricted utilization and requisition of the scientific information.
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