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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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My little devil's got guts - and with or without his birthmark and his horns, I'll always love him to bits for that.
4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF), along with the Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) and Medical Director Dr.
His birthmark was growing dangerously close to his eye and Matthew had his first injection at just six months old.
These were gradually inflated with natural bodily fluid until his skin was stretched enough to reach over the birthmark when it was eventually removed in April.
Dermatologists can generally pinpoint how much skin will be affected by this type of birthmark by the time an infant is three or four months old.
l In the UK, 92,000 people have congenital or birth conditions, like birthmarks, cleft lips or palates.
Even though he cannot explain why Dillon or anyone else gets the vascular birthmark, he has good odds of making them better with the laser therapy: 75 percent to 80 percent of patients have their port wine stain lightened by at least 50 percent, and the mark disappears completely in 15 percent to 20 percent of patients.
Further, the Web site states, one in 10 children are born with a vascular birthmark that will require the opinion of a medical specialist; approximately 40,000 children per year.
Pigmented birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of the cells that create pigment in skin.
A year ago this month Sarah, from Abercwmboi, was admitted to hospital for a vital operation to remove a birthmark from her brain, which had triggered up to 25 seizures a day.