Stork bites | definition of stork bites by Medical dictionary
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.
stork bites A 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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But what started as a "couple of little stork bites
" on her face, quickly developed into the birthmark that once drew unpleasant stares.
are small, pink and spidery and appear on the back of the neck, the upper eyelids or the nose.
When they're found on the back of the neck, they're called "stork bites
." They may also occur on the tip of the nose, upper lip or any other body location.