Metaphoric term "Patterns"

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Description This chapter describes the different dermoscoy pattern
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
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Status update September 2, 2018
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Metaphoric termThis glossary term has not yet been described. Definition
starburst patternThis pattern consists of peripheral globules, pseudopods or streaks (or a combination of them), located around the entire perimeter of the lesion This pattern consists of peripheral globulesThis glossary term has not yet been described., pseudopods or streakslines radial (always at periphery) streaks Reed nevus melanoma recurrent nevus (or a combinationThis glossary term has not yet been described. of them), located around the entire perimeter of the lesion
homogeneous patternA pattern lacking any definable pigment structures, structureless pattern A pattern lacking any definable pigment structuresThis glossary term has not yet been described., structureless pattern
ceribriform patternThick curved lines created by gyri and keratin filled sulci. These gyri and sulci coalesce forming a brain-like appearance pattern. Thick curved lines created by gyri and keratin filled sulci. These gyri and sulci coalesce forming a brain-like appearancelines, curved and thick to describe the pattern and fissures and ridges (former synonyms “gyry and sulci” and “fat fingers”) to describe the structural components of the pattern SK pattern.
fingerprint patternLight brown thin curved lines that do not interconnect to form a network. These tend to be linear to curvilinear. They correspond to small and thin gyri. Light brown thin curved lines that do not interconnect to form a networkThis glossary term has not yet been described.. These tend to be linear to curvilinear. They correspond to small and thin gyri.
rainbow patternCircumscribed structureless areas displaying colors of the whole spectrum of visible light Circumscribed structureless areas displaying colorsThis glossary term has not yet been described. of the whole spectrum of visible light
strawberry patternReddish pseudo-network (erythema and wavy fine vessels) around hair follicle openings which are accentuated with a white halo appearance Reddish pseudo-networkstructureless brown interrupted by follicular openings (facial-skin) (erythema and wavy fine vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described.) around hair follicle openings which are accentuated with a white halo appearance