spider angioma

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Synonyms for spider angioma

a dilation of superficial capillaries with a central red dot from which blood vessels radiate

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Spider angiomas in patients with liver cirrhosis: role of vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor.
Spider angioma is a group of dilated small vessels occurring in patients with alcoholism and impaired liver function.
Other, more subtle signs include spider angiomas, reddening of the palms, declining platelet counts, or a family history of liver disease.
This laser virtually "erases" lesions such as telangiectasia, rosacea, spider angiomas, superficial leg veins, port wine stains, lentigines, kerateses, and dermatosis papulosis nigra.
An entry age greater than 40 years, a serum albumin of less than 3 g/dL, and more than two spider angiomas were independent markers for an increased risk of death, said Dr.