Corkscrew / tortous 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
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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..

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Differential diagnosisis the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines with variations in the use of logic, analytics, and experience to determine "cause and effect". In systems engineering and computer science, it is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations, and solutions
Corkscrew vessels have been observed in nodular melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described., desmoplastic melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described., and cutaneous melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described. metastases[1].





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