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What is the difference a hemangioma and portwine stain birthmarks?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Structure

The port wine stain is a shallow collection of dilated blood vessels just under the skin that form a wine colored patch on one side of the face, (upper/mid/lower ) these can signal abnormalities in the brain on the same side.
Hemangioma is a less specific term applied to a jumble of blood vessels, sometimes appearing as a strawberry mark but could be a cystic structure deeper in the skin.

In brief: Structure

The port wine stain is a shallow collection of dilated blood vessels just under the skin that form a wine colored patch on one side of the face, (upper/mid/lower ) these can signal abnormalities in the brain on the same side.
Hemangioma is a less specific term applied to a jumble of blood vessels, sometimes appearing as a strawberry mark but could be a cystic structure deeper in the skin.
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