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port-wine stain

[′pȯrt ‚wīn ‚stān]
(medicine)
A congenital hemangioma characterized by one or more red to purplish patches, usually on the face.
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2) Although she is preparing to undergo bone reconstruction surgery on her jaw, Melissa Perea, 16, is choosing not to have her port wine stain removed.
Port wine stain may be camoumaflaged by make up or treated with Laser surgery and cryotherapy.
A birthmark is almost always harmless and, apart from a port wine stain, most will disappear by the age of five.
Three of every 1,000 children born have a port wine stain, which is made up of numerous dilated vessels in a localized part of the skin, and for most the skin discolouration has caused discomfort, embarrassment, and even pain.
London's High Court heard yesterday how he has a "low tolerance" of people commenting on the port wine stain, which covers much of his face and neck.
The hospital is close to Christine's heart as two-year-old grandaughter, Olivia, was born with a port wine stain on her face.
LAUREN Foster travelled across the world to try to get rid of a port wine stain that blighted her life.
Sturge Weber is a rare neurological disorder that is usually indicated by a port wine stain birthmark on the face, usually involving the eye and forehead.
Stunning model Caprice is used to turning heads but when the reason for the glances is a port wine stain which scars half her face, she realises just how cruel people can be.
A STURGE-WEBER Syndrome is a condition where a port wine stain or a birthmark on the face co-exists with epilepsy.
Rebekkah has a dark red birthmark, known as a port wine stain, which covers two-thirds of her face.