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Port Wine Stains And Your Child

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As a type of birthmark resembling a maroon color, a Port Wine Stain can be anywhere on the body, but is mostly apparent on the face, neck, scalp, arms or legs, according to Kids Health. While it begins as a pinkish color at birth, it often becomes darker and more prominent with age, and may… Continue reading

Treating Pyogenic Granuloma

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Pyogenic granuloma, also called a lobular capillary hemangioma, is a fairly common benign skin lesion that can grow anywhere on the body. They are usually singular. Common places for them to form are on the lips, face, forearms, and fingers. The lesions are red, purple, or yellowish in color and are raised up from the… Continue reading

Venous Malformations

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The most common type of vascular malformation is called a venous malformation and involves veins that develop abnormally and do not function properly. Venous malformations are present at birth but may not be obvious until they appear later. They grow larger over time as the child grows. This causes the veins to stretch and frequently… Continue reading

Teaching Children How to Respond to Kids with Birthmarks

Teaching Children How to Respond to Kids with Birthmarks

Every year, thousands of children, estimated to be one in 10, are born with facial birthmarks or differences known as vascular birthmarks. The majority are not cancerous and do not require surgical treatment. However, there are some vascular birthmarks that can threaten vision, compromise breathing, and disfigure facial features. In these cases, the care of… Continue reading

Lymphatic Malformations

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Lymphatic malformations are a rare, non-malignant development that are usually apparent at birth or by two years of age. The lymphatic malformations are masses consisting of fluid-filled channels or spaces where the flow of lymph across a region are defective. When the channels or spaces in a region are unable to allow for proper flow,… Continue reading

Port Wine Stains

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Port wine stains have been a significant form of birthmarks for centuries. Less than 100 years ago, these birthmarks were less understood than they are now. As recently as World War II, those with visible birthmarks were treated as flawed and imperfect and were deemed less than a person with no visible marks. While society… Continue reading

Stork Bites

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A stork bite is a common type of birthmark often seen in newborn babies. The medical term for this type of birthmark is nevus simplex, and another common reference to this birthmark is a “salmon patch.” All three terms are referring to the same type of birthmark in infants. Stork bites occur in about one… Continue reading

Vascular Tumor

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Vascular anomalies have been divided by medical experts into two main groups: tumors and malformations. Generally, vascular tumors are proliferative (i.e. growing or multiplying), while vascular malformations enlarge through expansion of a developmental anomaly without underlying proliferation. Vascular tumors in children, outside of hemangiomas, are rare. There are different types of vascular tumors:

Early Intervention

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Hemangiomas and vascular malformations require specific care and treatment for successful outcomes. There are differing opinions about when care should be given and when intervention strategies should begin. Some doctors encourage parents to wait until their child is older, around the age of six or seven, before having their child’s hemangioma treated. While the basis… Continue reading

Pyogenic Granuloma

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There are different types of vascular lesions of the skin that can affect people of all ages. Pyogenic granuloma, also known as lobular capillary hemangioma, is a relatively common benign vascular lesion of the skin and mucosa that appears as an overgrowth of tissue. The exact cause of this vascular lesion is unknown, but the… Continue reading