Quality of life in vascular anomalies

Jill M. Weinstein, Sarah L Chamlin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Hemangiomas and vascular malformations that cause disfigurement or functional limitations may affect the quality life of the affected individual and their families. Negative reaction from strangers, social stigmatization, sadness, stress and low self-esteem are some of the commonly reported effects of having such lesions. Extensive and accurate education about the disease process and advice from support groups may improve quality of life. Psychological intervention may be indicated for some individuals and families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalLymphatic Research and Biology
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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