Port Wine Nevus

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A common congenital neurovascular malformation, appearing as deep red-purple macular lesions, corresponding to cutaneous angioma(s), often located in the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve; when located on the meninges, port-wine nevi may be confined to the occipitoparietal pial vessels, where sluggish blood flow predisposes to hypoxia of underlying cortex; port-wine nevi may occur in the normal population—e.g., Mikhail Gorbachev—or be part of various syndromes—e.g., Klippel-Trenaunay, Beckwith-Wiedemann, Cobb, Rubenstein-Taybi, trisomy 13 syndromes
Management Flashlamp-pulsed tunable argon dye laser, most effective if administered < age 7. More treatment may be required for facial lesions
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A small, flat hemangioma will typically fade away over a few years without any scar or skin deformity.
A small, flat hemangioma is more likely to be noticed by adults than children; plus, it will begin to shrink, or "involute," at around one year old.
A very flat hemangioma is more likely to leave normal-looking skin after involution.