Hypertrophy in port-wine stains: prevalence and patient characteristics in a large patient cohort.

@article{Drooge2012HypertrophyIP,
  title={Hypertrophy in port-wine stains: prevalence and patient characteristics in a large patient cohort.},
  author={Anne Margreet van Drooge and Johan F. Beek and J. P. Wietze van der Veen and Chantal M A M van der Horst and Albert Wolkerstorfer},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={1214-9}
}
BACKGROUND Port-wine stains (PWS) may thicken and darken with age. Little is known about the pathogenesis and epidemiology of PWS hypertrophy because of the lack of large studies. OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the prevalence and characteristics of patients with hypertrophic PWS. METHODS Medical records and clinical photographs of all patients with PWS visiting our clinic between 2005 and 2009 were examined to identify hypertrophy. Patients were sent questionnaires regarding their… CONTINUE READING