Nevus Flammeus: A Rare Case Report
Abhishek Singh Nayyar1
1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 25 doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0025
Received: 08 Aug., 2016 Accepted: 08 Sep., 2016 Published: 10 Oct., 2016
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Kartheeki B., Nayyar A. S., Ravikiran A. and Samatha Y., Nevus Flammeus: A Rare Case Report, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 6(25): 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0025)
Port-wine stain (PWS), also referred to as “nevus flammeus,” is a vascular malformation of skin which appears as red to violaceous patches on the surface of the skin. There is no hereditary predilection and no known risk factors. Rarely, may it, also, be acquired secondary to trauma. It comes under a group of disorders known as vascular malformations and may be seen as a part of syndromes like Sturge-Weber syndrome, a rare neuro-cutaneous disorder, sporadic in occurrence, without any identified underlying genetic abnormality. It is also termed as encephalo-trigeminal angiomatosis, manifesting clinically, as a cutaneous lesion, a nevus flammeus that involves the region innervated by the branches of the trigeminal nerve. Herewith, we are reporting a case with facial port wine stains with enlargement of middle third of face, upper lip and gingival tissues on right side as described.
Port wine stain (PWS); Sturge-Weber Syndrome; Nevus flammeus