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Port-Wine Stain MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Port-Wine Stain
Tree Number(s)
C16.131.831.675
C17.800.804.675
Unique ID
D019339
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019339
Annotation
distinguish from HEMANGIOMA, CAPILLARY
Scope Note
A vascular malformation of developmental origin characterized pathologically by ectasia of superficial dermal capillaries, and clinically by persistent macular erythema. In the past, port wine stains have frequently been termed capillary hemangiomas, which they are not; unfortunately this confusing practice persists: HEMANGIOMA, CAPILLARY is neoplastic, a port-wine stain is non-neoplastic. Port-wine stains vary in color from fairly pale pink to deep red or purple and in size from a few millimeters to many centimeters in diameter. The face is the most frequently affected site and they are most often unilateral. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 5th ed, p483)
Entry Term(s)
Nevus Flammeus
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Port-Wine Stain Preferred
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