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.
February 1, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
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