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birthmark/birth·mark/ (berth´mahrk) a congenital circumscribed blemish or spot on the skin; see nevus.
birthmarkA 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.
Local steroid injections may reduce the size of the lesions.
birthmarkDermatology 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.
See: nevus (1)
naevusbenign, 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