port wine stain


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port wine stain

n
(Physiology) a type of haemangioma, seen as a purplish birthmark, often large and on the face or neck
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Her haemangioma port wine stain became covered with sores which would bleed and open up, frightening her parents.
Grandad Michael Smith said: "The port wine stain attracts continuous stares and terrible comments when we are out with Zack.
Three of every 1,000 children born have a port wine stain, which is made up of numerous dilated vessels in a localized part of the skin, and for most the skin discolouration has caused discomfort, embarrassment, and even pain.
n It can cause port wine stains on limbs, enlargement of one side of the body and pain from bleeding in the tissues.
Other disorders included rosacea, nevus, port wine stain, and lentigo.
The father of a youngster born with a port wine stain is getting on his bike with his colleagues today to raise money for vital hospital equipment.
First, we have to find out what causes the port wine stain," Ball says, "because that impacts all the other areas.
But unlike most of her peers, the 16-year-old was born with a port wine stain, a condition that left a splotch on the left side of her face.
Forms of congenital, acquired, or treatment caused facial disfigurements which may be regarded as cultural include "oriental eyelid," non-caucasian nose, double chin, absence of a second cheek dimple, pigmentation problems such as freckles or port wine stain, wrinkles, cheek furrows, flaring of nostrils, other unwanted nasal features such as tips, humps, hanging columella, etc.
This exceedingly rare birth defect is caused by a malformation of small blood vessels under the skin, leaving a port wine stain birthmark.
Stuart Nelson, are holding the fourteenth annual Port Wine Stain and Vascular Birthmarks Conference beginning today at the University of California-Irvine.
A port wine stain looks exactly like its name - a dark red patch on the skin.