Which physical findings are characteristic of varicose veins and spider veins (telangiectasia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Inspection may reveal the following findings:

  • Ulceration

  • Telangiectasias

  • Atrophie blanche

  • Interdigital mycosis

  • Acrocyanosis

  • Eczematous lesions

  • Microulcers

  • Stasis dermatitis

  • Flat angiomata

  • Prominent varicose veins

  • Scars from a prior surgical operation

  • Evidence of previous sclerosant injections

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