BIRTHMARKS

BIRTHMARKS

Vascular birthmarks are caused by abnormal growth or formation of blood vessels and cells.  There are two main types of vascular birthmarks:  hemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks) or vascular malformations.

HEMANGIOMA (strawberry birthmarks)

A hemangioma (strawberry birthmarks) is a type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor in infants.  This abnormal cluster of small blood vessels appears on or under the skin, typically within one to three weeks after birth.  Typically, there is no mark or only a very light birthmark on the skin that brightens in color and increases in size over the baby’s first 2-4 months of life (proliferative phase).

PORT WINE STAIN

A port wine stain birthmark (nevus flammeus) is a vascular malformation, involving post-capillary venules that produce a light pink to red-violet discoloration of the skin.  Port wine stains occur in approximately 3 out of 1,000 live births.  Due to the fact that malformations occur on the face, PWS greatly affects the patients psychosocial health.  Studies have shown lower self-esteem and problems with interpersonal relations in PWS patients.  Studies have also shown that aggressive treatment of infants and young children at earlier ages improves port wine stain clearance.

VASCULAR BIRTH MARKS

Vascular birthmarks are caused by abnormal growth or formation of blood vessels and cells. There are two main types of vascular birthmarks: hemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks) or vascular malformations. Hemangiomas are caused by overgrowth of the cells providing the lining for vessels in the affected area.

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