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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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We are also extremely proud of Oliver, not just for his incredible fundraising efforts but also as a young ambassador for the charity, helping us to achieve one of our aims, which is to raise awareness and acceptance of birthmarks.
In Israeli neonates of Arab origin the incidence of birthmarks was reported to be 49.
The most important thing is not to rush at treatment because many birthmarks disappear spontaneously.
Vascular birthmarks, caused by broken blood vessels are also very common but these are usually red in colour.
The woman's liberation from her mental imprisonment within the birthmark finds expression in her newly acquired ability to soar, to determine the size of the facial landscape through her distance from it, and to decide where she will alight.
There are significant associations between some of the sociodemographic features and the birthmarks observed in neonates.
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Ideally, quantitative EEG would be used as a noninvasive screening tool for children with facial port-wine birthmarks at risk for brain involvement to look for changes in brain function that would indicate the need for an MRI with contrast.
You'd think it would be enough if you were Jacob Carges (Conor Donovan) and had to go through life with a big violet birthmark covering half your face, while everybody seemed to like your unmarked twin brother Rudy (Donovan also) better.
MAJOR surgery to remove a birthmark from the brain of a teenage girl will be broadcast as part of a BBC documentary.
She had a light, crescent-shaped birthmark on her front, upper left shoulder.
In 70% of children, the birthmark will have faded by their seventh birthday.