Corkscrew / tortous vessels

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Description Describes dermoscopy of corkscrew vessels
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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.