port-wine stain


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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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Researchers report success in using a new form of laser treamtnet to clear up port-wine stains in children.
There's a great range of products called Dermablend formulated to cover severe imperfections such as birthmarks, surgical marks and port-wine stains, so it will do the trick.
The team, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, studied 3,094 men who received low dose ionising radiation before the age of 18 months to treat cutaneous haemangioma - birth marks such as port-wine stains.
Babies born with dark red marks such as port-wine stains and strawberry naevus, which can cover half the face, should receive laser surgery when they are six-months old.
It can treat leg veins, facial spider veins, scars, warts, rosacea, stretch marks, port-wine stains, and hemangiomas.
Called the ScleroPLUS-HP(tm), the system has proven highly effective in clinical studies in treating vascular lesions, including hemangiomas and port-wine stains.