port-wine stain


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Related to port-wine stain: nevus flammeus, Port Wine Nevus

port′-wine′ stain`


n.
a large birthmark of purplish color, usu. on the face or neck.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.port-wine stain - a flat birthmark varying from pink to purple
birthmark, nevus - a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
Translations

port-wine stain

n mancha en vino de Oporto
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A port-wine stain looks exactly like its name - a dark red patch on the skin.
He had a port-wine stain involving the area of distribution of the right ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve, left hemiparesis, intellectual disability and asthma.
May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In new findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute reveal the discovery of the cause - a genetic mutation that occurs before birth - of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) and port-wine stain birthmarks.
Cambridge-born artist Jenny Saville's painting actually depicts a child with a port-wine stain birthmark.
Port-wine stain is a discoloured area of the skin caused by abnormalities of the blood vessels, and babies are born with it.
About 10 years ago, scientists developed an argon-laser therapy for adults with port-wine stain.
Another common vascular birthmark that may require treatment is a port-wine stain.