a superficial telangiectasia or vascular area found on the nape of the neck of newborns. Stork bites disappear within the first year and are not to be confused with elevated hemangiomas, such as port-wine stain, which persist.
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stork bitesA popular term for the small, harmless, pinkish skin blemishes that commonly occur around the eyes and on the back of the neck in new-born babies. Stork bites are benign tumours of small blood vessels (haemangiomas) and usually disappear within the first year of life.
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