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December 1986

Acquired Port-wine Stain

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, The Slade Hospital, Oxford, England.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(12):1415-1416. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660240079021

• The development of a capillary hemangioma in adult life is an unusual event. These lesions normally occur as congenital cutaneous nevi. We describe the history and histologic findings in a man who developed such a lesion after a cricket ball injury to the right cheek at age 46 years. The literature on acquired port-wine stain is reviewed. Discussion is centered on whether there are factors predisposing to this response to injury and whether damage to autonomic nerves is important.

(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:1415-1416)

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