Port-wine stain

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Description Dermoscopy of port wine stain
Author(s) Pedro Zaballos · Ignacio Gómez Martín
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Status update August 15, 2017
Status by Ralph P. Braun


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Capillary malformation that is present at birth and persists throughout life. It may be localized or cover extensive areas of the skin surface.

Dermoscopy [1]:

Superficial port-wine stain:

  • Red dotted and globular vessels

Deep port-wine stain:

  • Dilated linear and tortuous vessels
  • Gray-whitish veil
  • Pale circular areas surrounding a central brownish dot

Mixed pattern

  • Dermoscopic characteristics from either superficial and deep port-wine stain



References

  1. Piccolo et al.: Dermatoscopy of Vascular Lesions. Dermatol Clin 2018;36:389-395. PMID: 30201148. DOI.