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birthmark

 [berth´mahrk″]
a congenital blemish or spot on the skin, of unknown cause, usually visible at birth or shortly after. Those appearing later occur at the location of a skin defect present at birth. See also nevus.
vascular birthmark hemangioma.

birth·mark

(berth'mark),
A persistent visible lesion, usually on the skin, identified at or near birth; commonly a nevus or hemangioma. See: nevus (1).

birthmark

/birth·mark/ (berth´mahrk) a congenital circumscribed blemish or spot on the skin; see nevus.

birthmark

(bûrth′märk′)
n.
A skin lesion, such as a nevus or angioma, that is present at birth.

birthmark

See nevus.

birthmark

A popular term for a painless, benign, red or purple vascular skin marking (e.g., cavernous haemangioma) present at birth, which often disappears or fades by school age.

Management
Local steroid injections may reduce the size of the lesions.

birthmark

Dermatology A popular term for a painless and benign, red or purple vascular skin marking–eg, cavernous hemangioma, which often disappears or fades by school age Management Local steroid injections may ↓ size. See Hemangioma, Nevus.

birth·mark

(bĭrth'mahrk)
A persistent congenital visible lesion, usually on the skin, identified at or near birth; commonly due to nevus or hemangioma.
See: nevus (1)

naevus

benign, localized, overgrowth of skin melanocytes or blood vessels (see ABCDE)
  • naevus pigmentosus; mole congenital, raised/sessile, pigmented, benign skin lesion

  • naevus pilosus hairy mole

  • naevus spilus; speckled lentiginous naevus small light brown macule, increasing in size over time to form a speckled benign lesion of up to 10cm diameter; it should be monitored as it may undergo malignant changes (see ABCDE)

  • spider naevus small skin area with visible local arteries, resembling a spider

  • strawberry naevus small, raised, vascular naevus, resembling a strawberry

  • vascular naevus; port-wine stain congenital, often widespread, red/purple discoloration of skin, caused by capillary hypertrophy

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