Port Wine Stain (PWS)
Also known as: PWS
What is a Port Wine Stain?
A port wine stain or PWS is one of the more common birthmarks related to blood vessel growth. Present at birth, an early PWS is usually flat and pink in appearance with the color possibly deepening to a dark red or purplish color as the child gets older. PWS most common occur on the face but may appear anywhere on the body. PWS can sometimes be associated with other conditions such as Sturge Weber syndrome and Klippel Trenaunay syndrome Beckwith-Weidemann syndrome, Cobb syndrome or Proteus syndrome.
Treatment for Port Wine Stain
Treatment options for PWS include:
- surgical removal
- pulsed dye laser therapy
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This page was last updated on: 1/10/2017 10:01:12 AM
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