Corkscrew / tortous vessels

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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun

 Keywords:   corkscrew vessels
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Description Describes dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. of corkscrew vesselstwisted looped vessels with bends twisted along a central axis melanoma metastasis
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
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Corkscrew or Tortuous VesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described.[1]Corkscrew vesselstwisted looped vessels with bends twisted along a central axis melanoma metastasis appear as tightly coiled or tortuous vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described. and have been observed in nodular melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described., desmoplastic melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described., and cutaneous melanoma metastases.

vascular patternsThis glossary term has not yet been described.
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  1. An Atlas of Dermoscopy, Second Edition. Marghoob A. et al. CRC Press; 2012.