Port-wine stain

From dermoscopedia

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 Editor: Pedro Zaballos

 Author(s): Pedro Zaballos     ·  Ignacio Gómez Martín
Description 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 port wine stainThis glossary term has not yet been described.
Author(s) Pedro Zaballos · Ignacio Gómez Martín
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Status update August 15, 2017
Status by Ralph P. Braun


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


  • SuperficialThis glossary term has not yet been described. port-wine stain:
  • Red dotted and globular vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described.
  • Deep port-wine stain:
  • Dilated linear and tortuous vessels
  • Gray-whitish veil
  • Pale circular areas surrounding a central brownish dotSee [[Glossary:Dots|Dots]]
  • Mixed pattern: dermoscopic characteristics from either superficialThis glossary term has not yet been described. and deep port-wine stain