What are spider angiomas?

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).


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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