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Port-Wine Stain

Port Wine Stain

What is a Port Wine Stain?

A vascular abnormality, a port-wine stain is a flat, pink, red or purple mark that appears at birth, often on the face, arms, and legs, and continues to grow as the child grows. Port-wine stains do not go away and often require treatment if located on the eyelid or forehead. Port wine stains involving the face may cause eye problems.

Diagnosis

A clinical evaluation.

Treatment

Port-wine stains do not go away and often require treatment if located on the eyelid or forehead. Port wine stains involving the face may cause eye problems.

Port Wine Stain Treatment at Hopkins Children’s

Port wine stains are handled by the Division of Pediatric Dermatology.  

Source: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions