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Stasis Pigmentation

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
Last Revised February 1, 2012

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Last Updated: February 01, 2012
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