Soft tissue
Benign vascular lesions
Spider telangiectasia

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 22 September 2016, last major update November 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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Related topics: Vascular ectasias

Cite this page: Spider telangiectasia. website. Accessed January 21st, 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
Microscopic (histologic) images
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