Blood vessels (scalp)

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Description This chapter describes the different types of blood vessels that can be found on the scalp using trichoscopy (dermoscopy of the scalp)
Author(s) Anna Waskiel Burnat · Lidia Rudnicka · Adriana Rakowska
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Status update March 29, 2019
Status by Ralph P. Braun


Comma vessels Dotted vessels Hairpin vessels Elongated hairpin vessels Straight linear vessels Thin arborizing vessels Thick arborizing vessels Capillary blood extravasations Concentric perifollicular vessels Milky red globules Linear helical vessels Lace-like vessels Glomerular vessels Serpentine vessels Thick root-like vessels Vessel nets
C-shaped or slightly curved vessels Tiny, red dots densely aligned next to each other Small, linear looped vessels Elongated, linear looped vessels Straight linear vessels Thinner than the average terminal hair arborizing vessels Thicker than the average terminal hair arborizing vessels Round or oval, sharply demarcated, intensely red areas Vessels (loops or linear) arranged concentrically around a follicular unit Globules or larger areas of a fuzzy or unfocused milky red color Linear vessels twisted along a central axis Combination of serpentine and looped vessels Coiled or twisted vessels Bending, scarcely branching vessels Thick, irregularly banded, linear vessels Interfollicular network of blood vessels
Inflammatory scalp diseases (seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis), healthy persons Healthy persons in the frontal area, eczema Healthy persons in the frontal area Cicatricial alopecia (lichen planopilaris, folliculitis decalvans), T-cell lymphoma Pemphigus vulgaris Healthy persons (the occipital and temporal area), seborrheic dermatitis Discoid lupus erythematosus, basal cell carcinoma Active psoriasis Cicatricial alopecia (lichen planopilaris, folliculitis decalvans) T-cell lymphoma, psoriasis Psoriasis, pemphigus, T-cell lymphoma Psoriasis Psoriasis Discoid lupus erythematosus Discoid lupus erythematosus, congenital capillary malformations Healthy persons, after topical corticosteroids