Port wine stain

What is Port wine stain?

A port-wine stain or nevus flammeus is almost always a birthmark. It is caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary malformation in the skin).

Port-wine stains ordinarily persist throughout life. In adulthood, thickening of the lesion or the development of small lumps may occur. They are called port wine for their reddish color.

Port-wine stains may be part of a syndrome such as Sturge–Weber syndrome or Klippel–Trénaunay–Weber syndrome.

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Regular port wine stain or KT Syndrome?
I have a large port wine stain birth mark starting from my right foot and it goes all the way up to my mid...

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My 15 yr old son recently had an MRI & MRV done on both legs and pelvis area. There were 7 tests done and it took a total of 4 hours to complete...

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Hi, my infant has a red mark on the right eyelid, below the right eye and on the forehead. is it a salmon patch or port wine stain?

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