Corkscrew / tortous vessels

From dermoscopedia

Main PageVascular structuresCorkscrew / tortous vessels
5.00
(4 votes)

 Editor: Ralph P. Braun

Author(s): Ralph P. Braun
Annotations
Description Describes dermoscopy of corkscrew vessels
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
Responsible author Ralph Braun→ send e-mail
Status unknown
Status update June 29, 2019
Status by Ralph P. Braun


Corkscrew vessels appear as tightly coiled or tortuous vessels.


Corkscrew vessels schematics.jpg



Differential diagnosis
Corkscrew vessels have been observed in nodular melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma, and cutaneous melanoma metastases[1].



References:

  1. Bono et al.: Dermoscopic patterns of cutaneous melanoma metastases. Melanoma Res. 2004;14:367-73. PMID: 15457092.