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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 700 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: spider veins, spider nevus, nevus araneus
Spider angioma/s are one or more common benign abnormal clusters of blood vessels that are often visible on the skin of the face, neck, upper arms, hands, fingers and trunk. The name is derived from their spider web-like appearance (small red spider body with tiny legs).
In many cases the cause of spider angiomas is unknown. When more than one is present they may be associated with liver and thyroid disease and changes in hormone levels.
Usually, spider angiomas don’t cause any problems beyond their visible appearance (most noticeably on the face). Rarely they may cause bleeding.
Most spider angiomas do not require treatment. Laser therapy is usually curative.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: September 09, 2019 12:19 PM
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Camp U.O.T.S. is an annual weeklong, overnight camp for children with cancer and blood disorders who are treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.