Soft tissue
Benign vascular lesions
Spider telangiectasia

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 31 January 2018, last major update November 2012

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Related topics: Vascular ectasias

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
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