Crown vessels comprise linear, curved vessels with minimal branching, situated along the periphery and extending toward the center without crossing it, giving the appearance of a crown.
Crown vessels are characteristic of sebaceous hyperplasia; this pattern was seen in 83.3% of sebaceous hyperplasia with a PPV of 83.3%. Crown vessels may also be seen in molluscum contagiosum .
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