What are midline venular malformations?

Midline venular malformations are flat, pink blotches that are most commonly found on the upper eyelids, forehead, eyebrows, and back of the neck. They are sometimes called “stork bites” or “angel kisses.” They frequently fade during the first year of life but in rare instances persist or deepen in color with time.

If the area is present into later childhood, laser treatments are usually the treatment of choice to help the area fade and go away.

What are symptoms of midline venular malformations?

Midline venular malformations usually look pink and flat. A baby may be born with the birthmark, or it may appear in the first months of life. Midline venular malformations may be found on the forehead, eyelids, nose, upper lip, or back of the neck.

How are midline venular malformations diagnosed?

A doctor can diagnose a midline venular malformation simply by looking at. No tests are needed.

About treatment for midline venular malformations at Children’s

Midline venular malformations are commonly treated through Children’s Vascular Anomalies Center, which is located on our Minneapolis campus. By coordinating experts from several pediatric disciplines into a single visit, families experience a new level of convenience in an environment focused exclusively on pediatrics. Every child is assigned a pediatric nurse case manager who coordinates all treatment and communication between care providers and the family.

Contact Us

For consultation, referral, or an appointment, call the Vascular Anomalies Center at 612-813-7100.