Cite this page: Port wine stain. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissuevascularectasiasportwine.html. Accessed November 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
- Type of nevus flammeus
- May grow proportionately with the child and thicken the skin surface
- Those in distribution of trigeminal nerve are associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome (encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis), a rare congenital disorder with venous angiomatous masses in leptomeninges over cortex, ipsilateral port wine nevi, mental retardation, seizures, hemiplegia, skull radiopacities
- Attributed to faulty development of mesodermal and ectodermal elements