What is Spider Angioma?
Spider angioma, is also known as spider nevus or spider telangiectasia. This is a vascular lesion and is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of an end vessel found just beneath the skin surface.
These lesions typically contain a central arteriole appearing as a red dot and reddish periphery and these typically radiate like a spider’s web hence it has earned its name “Spider Angioma”.
These spider angioma may appear as multiple or solitary lesions. A spider angioma typically has 3 features: namely a body, its legs, and surrounding redness. Its centre may sometimes be slightly raised.