hairpin vessels

hairpin vessels

atypical blood vessels that double back on themselves, seen on colposcopy of the cervix; their presence indicates early invasive cervical cancer.
Synonym(s): corkscrew vessels

hair·pin ves·sels

(hār'pin ves'ĕlz)
Atypical blood vessels that double back on themselves, seen on colposcopy of the cervix; their presence indicates early invasive cervical cancer.
Synonym(s): corkscrew vessels.
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Dermoscopy can reveal blood vessels with unusual morphology: irregular hairpin vessels and corkscrew, torturous vessels.