Importance of Proper Diagnosis

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Importance of Proper Diagnosis
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 12:27pm

While most hemangiomas don't require surgery, it is important to seek help if it starts growing larger or you just have concerns as a parent.  From a pediatric plastic surgeon:  

"In our image-conscious society, looking normal or attractive is one important component to the psychological and emotional well-being of a child," said Dr. Kim. "A child as young as two years old is self-aware and recognizes that something about him or her is 'different'.  A noticeable deformity, especially on the face, can negatively impact a child's self-esteem during critical years of development."   

He added that a large hemangioma on a child's face, scalp or neck can be very difficult for parents as well. Parents feel frustrated and sad if their child is teased, and confront negative comments or long stares from family and strangers alike.

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