Terminology for vessel morphology

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Descriptive termThis glossary term has not yet been described. Metaphoric termThis glossary term has not yet been described. Definition Significance
Vessel morphologyThis glossary term has not yet been described.
dotted vesselstiny pinpoint vessels tiny pinpoint vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described. flat melanocyticThis glossary term has not yet been described. lesions inflammatory diseases Bowenalso known as squamous cell carcinoma in situ[1] is a neoplastic skin disease. It can be considered as an early stage or intraepidermal form of squamous cell carcinoma. It was named after John T. Bowen disease
clod vesselsred-purple lacunes More or less sharply demarcated roundish or oval areas with a reddish red-bluish maroon or dark-red to black coloration separated from each other by intervening stroma without vessels inside the lacunae. hemangioma red-purple lacunesMore or less sharply demarcated roundish or oval areas with a reddish red-bluish maroon or dark-red to black coloration separated from each other by intervening stroma without vessels inside the lacunae. hemangioma More or less sharply demarcated roundish or oval areas with a reddish red-bluish maroon or dark-red to black coloration separated from each other by intervening stroma without vessels inside the lacunaeThis glossary term has not yet been described.. hemangiomaThis glossary term has not yet been described.
linear vesselsLinear mildly curved vessels considered irregular when different sizes shapes and curves with a haphazard or random distribution are presented and considered regular when short and fine (thin) linear vessels prevail various diagnoses Linear mildly curved vesselscomma vessels - linear curved short vessels - dermal nevi monomorphous vessels: one type of vessel dominates considered irregular when different sizes shapes and curves with a haphazard or random distribution are presented and considered regular when short and fine (thin) linear vessels prevail various diagnoses
coiled vesselsglomerular vessels tightly coiled vessels resembling the glomerular apparatus of the kidney Bowen disease glomerular vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described. tightly coiled vessels resembling the glomerular apparatus of the kidney Bowen disease
looped vesselsmetaphoric term: hairpin vessels <br />

two parallel linear vessels forming a half looped or hairpin like structure <br /> seen in seborrheic keratosis viral warts

hairpin vessels two parallel linear vessels forming a half looped or hairpin like structure seborrheic keratosisThis glossary term has not yet been described. viral wartsThis glossary term has not yet been described.
serpentine vesselslinear irregular vessels with multiple bends. Seen with flat BCC and melanoma linear irregularlinear vessels with multiple bends vessels linear vessels with multiple bends flat BCCAbbreviation for Basal Cell Carcinoma melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described.
helical vesselscorkscrew twisted looped vessels with bends twisted along a central axis melanoma metastasis corkscrew vesselstwisted looped vessels with bends twisted along a central axis melanoma metastasis twisted looped vessels with bends twisted along a central axis melanoma metastasis
curved vessels comma vesselslinear curved short vessels dermal nevi linear curved short vessels dermal neviThis glossary term has not yet been described.
monomorphous vesselsone type of vessel dominates various diagnoses one type of vessel dominates various diagnoses
polymorphous vesselsmultiple types of vessels are present may indicate malignancy in appropriate context for example in flat melanocytic lesions multiple types of vessels are present may indicate malignancy in appropriate contextThis glossary term has not yet been described. for example in flat melanocytic lesions