The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

This educational module will discuss the basic information related to Port Wine Stain birthmarks. The goal of this module is to help you understand the diagnosis and treatment options available, as well as to give you resources to help find the appropriate specialist. The Sturge–Weber syndrome and port-wine stains are caused by a somatic activating mutation in GNAQ, meaning it is a genetic mutation, not something that parents can pass to their children. Click here to learn more about this.

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