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Spider angioma

  • Alternative Names

    Nevus araneus

    • Blood vessel sore (lesion)
      • May have a red dot in the center
      • Has reddish extensions that reach out from the center
      • Disappears with pressure and reappears when pressure is released
    • Most often seen on the face and neck

    Signs and tests

    No testing is usually necessary, but a skin biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis in some cases. Blood tests may be done if a liver problem is suspected.