Generally, steroid therapy, a non-surgical treatment, is only used to treat hemangiomas because their location may cause complications that must be treated immediately. For instance, hemangiomas appears in areas such as the head, neck, cheek, eyes, and nose; these are all locations which may cause blindness, airway blockage, or cardiac failure. According to the Vascular Birthmark Foundation, “Hemangiomas can grow for up to 18 months and then begin a long slow regression...
... middle of paper ...
...- Surgery | Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York." Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York |. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2012.
"Malformations | Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York." Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York |. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2012.
Rozell-Shannon, Linda. "Facts About Vascular Birthmarks and Tumor." Vascular Birthmarks Foundation 1 Jan. 2004: 1-26. Print.
Stoll, David M.. "MedicalÂ andÂ SurgicalÂ ApproachesÂ toÂ CosmeticÂ Problems." A woman's skin. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994. 109-180. Print.
"Vascular Birthmarks." The Hemangioma Treatment Foundation | Hemangiomas, Vascular Birthmarks, Vascular Anomalies. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2012.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The birthmark is a compelling story of one man’s obsession with his scientific ability to produce perfection. Aylmer, a scientist, is married to a Georgiana who is a very beautiful woman. Not long after getting married Georgiana’s birthmark, which is in the shape of a tiny handprint on her check, really begins to bother Aylmer. He sees it as a flaw in an other wise perfect woman. Georgiana knows that her birthmark disgusts him and, having grown up not bother at all by it, begins to hate it herself.... [tags: The Birthmark]
999 words (2.9 pages)
- It is hard to say that one is human and perfect at the same time. Human beings are not capable of achieving perfection; if that would be so, humans would stop being humans. By nature the human race is full of flaws, some appearing as early as in the womb. From defects in the body, to defects in the mind, to the mistakes that one makes in quotidian life, it is impossible to deny that human imperfection exists. To try to manipulate humans into perfection is not only impossible, but it takes away the very essence of being a human being.... [tags: The Birthmark]
900 words (2.6 pages)
- Aneurysms and Cerebral Vascular Accidents The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, but perhaps the most remarkable. Our brain is the primary control center, containing billions of nerves that can simultaneously process information from our bodies, operate organs, generate emotions and thoughts, recall and store memories, and controls movement. The brain also contains a lot of blood vessels that feeds the brain with oxygenated blood to keep it going. It something happens to your brain that cuts off the blood flow, your brain will only be able to survive four to six minutes.... [tags: brain, CVA, injuries, cranium, trauma]
1679 words (4.8 pages)
- Introduction Plants are autotrophs which make their own, organic nutrients, to sustain themselves, through a complex process known as photosynthesis. The plant kingdom is diverse and is made of plants of different biological diversity (Raven et al. 2005). Cryptograms or Seedless plants are vascular plants that do not produce seeds for dispersal but reproduce by windblown spores. In seedless plants the gametophyte and sporophyte are both independent phases in the plant’s life cycle. Like all vascular plants, cryptograms have true roots, stems and leaves.... [tags: Endangered Species, Trinidad and Tobago]
1311 words (3.7 pages)
- Many organisms are presented in various environments all over the world. Some of them see extreme environments as their cradles of life: volcano hot spring, extremely salty lake water or even deep ocean where there lacks light or oxygen. But these organisms have their very own mechanisms; have already embedded in their genetic materials. But there are also organisms showed adaptations to some experimental environments in researches, which proves that these adaptive mechanism are not only genetically determined, but also can be triggered when these special functions are needed as one fundamental strategy of surviving in the nature.... [tags: Special Functions, Survival Mechanism]
947 words (2.7 pages)
- Strength and Cardio-Vascular Endurance The components of fitness I am going to develop are both strength and cardio-vascular endurance. I want to develop my strength and cardio-vascular endurance because I want to improve in cricket. I want to develop my strength for cricket because I could bowl faster, my shots would be harder and throw would be power-full even though they are from the boundary line. I am developing my upper body strength because in cricket you need the upper body strength for example while batting, bowling and fielding.... [tags: Papers]
1233 words (3.5 pages)
- The story’s tone is one of romantic controversy, a dilemma at a high level of existence. The scientist’s love for his craft competes very intensively with his newfound love for his wife. It is also very psychological, strictly dealing with the raw mind of its subjects as if the ominous narrator told the story from inside their mind, rather than observe it from the outside. He describes the processes that one may take to reach a certain degree of knowledge and to find the elixir of life, which is described in this story as the ultimate goal of the scientific community. Also, the narrator is very opinionated about events in the story. Georgiana is a fine wife, and a seemin... [tags: Birthmark Essays]
846 words (2.4 pages)
- “The Birthmark” – Women “Everything he has to say is related, finally, to ‘that inward sphere.’ For the heart is the meeting-place of all the forces – spiritual and physical, light and dark, that compete for dominance in man’s nature. . . .” (McPherson 68-69). McPherson’s “heart” is the key to understanding the role of women in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tale, “The Birthmark.” Only imperfection is what nearsighted Aylmer sees in the birthmark on Georgiana’s cheek. But he is unfortunately oblivious to the virtue in her soul, the deep beauty contained in the depth of her love for him.... [tags: Birthmark Essays]
2061 words (5.9 pages)
- Vascular Epiphytes of Far North Queensland There are several definitions of epiphytic plants, each with a subtle difference. Heywood (1993) states that an epiphyte is, "A plant that grows on the surface of another, without deriving food from its host". Raven (1992) states that an epiphyte is, "a plant that grows on another plant, but is not parasitic on it." Basically, a plant that derives its physical support from another plant (host = phorophyte (Luttge 1989)) is an epiphyte. Epiphytes fill important ecological niches in variety of habitats.... [tags: Botany Plants Nature Essays]
1316 words (3.8 pages)
- External and Internal Conflict in “The Birthmark” This essay will analyze Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” to determine the external and internal conflicts in the tale. In the opinion of this reader, the central conflicts in the tale – the relation between the protagonist and antagonist usually (Abrams 225) – are the external one between Aylmer and Georgiana over the birthmark on her cheek, and internal ones within Georgiana between love and self-interest and alienation, and within Aylmer regarding scientific good and evil, success and failure.... [tags: Birthmark Essays]
2095 words (6 pages)