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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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First, parents and physicians need to know how to recognize vascular birthmarks, which can be flat or raised.
He is one of the physicians at the MGH Vascular Birthmarks Clinic under director Dr.
The most common types of vascular birthmarks are macular stains, hemangiomas, and port-wine stains.
Roy Geronemus said, "It is an incredible honor to receive this prestigious recognition from VBF, an organization with an unparalleled record of networking more than 35,000 individuals into treatment of vascular birthmarks.
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The report, published in April's American Journal of Ophthalmology, stated researchers performed early vision tests in four infants with vascular birthmarks, or hemangiomas, on the upper or lower eyelids.
Linda Rozell-Shannon explains that vascular birthmarks are the most common birth defect--affecting one in ten children born annually--yet the most misunderstood.
Milton Waner, MB, BCh (Wits), MD, FCS (SA), is a pediatric facial plastic surgeon, Co-Director of the Vascular Birthmarks Institute of New York, and an attending physician at The Head and Neck Institute, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
The state-of-the-art machine - unveiled yesterday at Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital - helps treat vascular birthmarks without the need for surgery and scars.
For a resource list of hemangioma and port-wine stain specialists in your area, log onto The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation at www.
Vascular birthmarks such as naevus flammeus and haemangiomas were the most common birthmarks in German neonates with a frequency of 37.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's birthmark clinic was the first in Western Europe to offer a leading-edge injectable drug treatment for vascular birthmarks.