Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Anatomy
Port Wine Stains Evaluation
- Pink, red or purple patch of skin:
- Usually pink during infancy
- Becomes red during puberty
- Usually becomes purple during middle age
- May grow as child grows
- Usually located on the head or neck
The diagnosis of port wine stains is made during physical exam. Tests are not necessary to evaluate port wine stains.
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PubMed Port Wine Stains References
- Enjolras O, Mulliken JB: The current management of vascular birthmarks. Pediatr Dermatol 1993 Dec; 10(4): 311-3. 
- Geronemus RG, Ashinoff R: The medical necessity of evaluation and treatment of port-wine stains. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1991 Jan; 17(1): 76-9. 
- Goldman MP, Fitzpatrick RE, Ruiz-Esparza J: Treatment of port-wine stains (capillary malformation) with the flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser. J Pediatr 1993 Jan; 122(1): 71-7.