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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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Even though he cannot explain why Dillon or anyone else gets the vascular birthmark, he has good odds of making them better with the laser therapy: 75 percent to 80 percent of patients have their port wine stain lightened by at least 50 percent, and the mark disappears completely in 15 percent to 20 percent of patients.
Further, the Web site states, one in 10 children are born with a vascular birthmark that will require the opinion of a medical specialist; approximately 40,000 children per year.
Geronemus, who has made such a profound impact on the lives of so many children and families faced with the difficult and serious realities of a vascular birthmark," said Dr.
4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vascular birthmarks, which occur in nearly 10 percent of all infants at birth or within the first few weeks of life, can cause concern for parents particularly if they are large or in a cosmetically important area.
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.
In short, "Sam's Birthmark" was created to increase compassion, acceptance and awareness, particularly with regard to vascular birthmarks.
Vascular birthmarks, caused by broken blood vessels are also very common but these are usually red in colour.
FOR CHILDREN with vascular birthmarks around the eye, even partial blockage of vision can lead to visual loss due to amblyopia.
Editor's note: The pulsed dye laser is well-suited for removing vascular birthmarks on an outpatient basis, says Dr.