This abnormal growth consists of enlarged and greatly dilated capillaries. When near the surface, they are of a dark cherry color; when more deeply seated, of a steel-blue color. They often exist from birth, and hence are sometimes improperly termed mother's marks.

The Treatment of Naevus

Use mild measures first, such as continuous pressure by means of a coin inclosed in a bandage, and vaccination. If these measures do not succeed, pass red-hot needles under it at several points, for the purpose of exciting inflammation. The ligature may be employed. We have obtained the most satisfactory results by the use of galvanic electricity in the form known as electrolysis.