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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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The PS16,000 donation means more patients with vascular birthmarks can now be treated using injection treatments, without the need for any surgery or scars, at a number of venues across the South Tees area.
0% of the examined neonates had one or more skin disorder (excluding jaundice, cyanosis, spina bifida and scalp hematoma) The rate of birthmarks in our study was only 16.
Brown birthmarks, which are circular and may have hair growing out of them, are called moles.
Although July's protagonist cannot have a birthmark that belongs to both categories simultaneously, the two types of naevus underscore the juxtaposition between something lurking underneath a surface or something that is raised upon a surface.
Birthmarks represent circumscribed, non malignant lesions over skin or mucosal surfaces, at or soon after birth1.
Having been so used to the birthmark for 13 years, Oliver was going to see someone else in the mirror every day from then on.
Rodriguez knocked Birthmark down with a pair of left hooks to the body at 1:10.
SWS can be difficult to diagnose because--unless glaucoma is causing buphthalmos--the birthmark is typically the only visible clue of the syndrome at birth.
Nina's conflicted feelings about her birthmark and her journey toward self-acceptance are the heart of the story.
Amy is described as 5ft 3in tall, with long, dark auburn hair with hair extensions, and a dark birthmark on her stomach.
The patient had a large birthmark on her neck, chest, and shoulder for which Dr.