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Stasis pigmentation is a brownish discoloration of the skin, often
with swelling, that usually appears around the ankles. It results from blood
cells breaking down and leaking out of tiny blood vessels.
Typically, stasis pigmentation occurs in people who have had
varicose veins or other vein problems for many years.
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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