Port-wine stain

A mark on the skin that resembles port wine (porto) in its rich ruby red color. Due to an abnormal aggregation of capillaries, a port-wine stain is a type of hemangioma. it occurs on the face as a sign of Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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port-wine stain 'pȯrt-.wīn- n a reddish purple superficial hemangioma of the skin commonly occurring as a birthmark called also nevus flammeus, port-wine mark

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a persistent dark red to purple nevus flammeus, usually on the face, growing proportionately with the affected child. At first it is macular, but it may later develop angiomatous overgrowths. Port-wine stains often occur in association with other congenital abnormalities, such as the Klippel-Trйnaunay and Sturge-Weber syndromes. Called also port-wine mark or nevus.

Port-wine stain.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • port-wine stain — [pôrt′wīn′] n. [descriptive] a red or purplish birthmark consisting of dense webs of dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin: often called port wine mark …   English World dictionary

  • port-wine stain — port′ wine′ stain n. med pat a large birthmark of purplish color, usu. on the face or neck • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • port-wine stain — noun a flat birthmark varying from pink to purple • Syn: ↑nevus flammeus • Hypernyms: ↑birthmark, ↑nevus * * * noun or port wine mark  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • port wine stain — n. a kind of large, deep red birthmark, a persistent hemangioma or nevus, typically on the face * * * ˌport ˈwine stain 7 [port wine stain] noun a large, dark red ↑birthmark (= a mark that sb is born with on their skin) …   Useful english dictionary

  • port-wine stain — noun Date: circa 1909 a reddish purple superficial hemangioma of the skin commonly occurring as a birthmark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • port-wine stain — /pawrt wuyn , pohrt / a large birthmark of purplish color, usually on the face or neck. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • port wine stain — noun a deep red naevus, typically on the face …   English new terms dictionary

  • port-wine stain — see naevus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Гемангиома Пещеристая (Port-Wine Stain) — см. Невус. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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