Terminology for vessel arrangement

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Description This chapter covers the terminology of the vessel arrangement
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Descriptive term Metaphoric term Definition Significance
Vessel arrangement
radial vessels crown vessels Radial serpentine or arborizing vessels at the periphery of the lesion that radiate towards the center but do not cross the midline od the lesion. sebaceous hyperplasia
serpiginous vessels string of perls Coiled or dotted vessels arranged in lines clear cell acanthoma
branched vessels arborizing vessels Bright red sharply in focus large or thick diameter vessels dividing into smaller vessels BCC
clustered vessels Coiled or glomerular vessels arranged in groups Bowen disease
centered dots vessels targetoid vessels red dots (vessels) in the center of hypopigmented space between reticular lines congenital melanocytic nevus