Cite this page: Shankar, V. Spider telangiectasia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissuevascularectasiasspider.html. Accessed May 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
- Non neoplastic vascular lesion, composed of radial, pulsatile array of dilated subcutaneous arteries or arterioles around a central core that blanches with pressure applied to its center
- Usually on face, neck, upper chest of pregnant women and patients with cirrhosis
- May be associated with hyperestrinism