Corkscrew / tortous vessels

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Description Describes dermoscopy of corkscrew vessels
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
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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].


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