An extensive port wine hemangioma is present on the left side of the face of a man.
1. Laser-beam (flash lamp-pulse dye laser) is an effective form of therapy.
Nuchal hemangioma is a common, persistent, faint red patch on the posterior neck region, at or below the scalp margin. It does not disappear with aging, and treatment is not effective or necessary. Because the posterior neck area is also the site of the common lichen simplex chronicus, it is well to remember that following the cure of the lichen simplex a redness that persists could be a nuchal hemangioma that was present for years and not noticed previously.
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