port-wine stain(redirected from Port wine stain)
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ne·vus flam·'me·us, flame nevus
See also: Sturge-Weber syndrome.
Management Flashlamp-pulsed tunable argon dye laser, most effective if administered < age 7. More treatment may be required for facial lesions
port-wine stainA flat, permanent, purple-red birthmark caused by a benign tumour of small skin blood vessels. A capillary HAEMANGIOMA. Port-wine stains can be treated by skin grafting or with laser burns.
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