Port Wine Hemangioma

The port wine hemangioma is commonly seen on the face as a reddish purple, flat, disfiguring facial mark. It can occur elsewhere in a less extensive form. Faint reddish lesions are often found on infants on the sides of the face, the forehead, the eyelids, and the extremities. The color increases with crying and alarms the mother, but most of these faint lesions disappear shortly after birth. When located above the palpebral tissue it can be associated with underlying hemangioma at the meninges occasionally in association with seizures (Sturge-Weber syndrome).

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