Definition of spider naevus in English:

spider naevus

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  • A cluster of minute red blood vessels visible under the skin, occurring typically during pregnancy or as a symptom of certain diseases (e.g. cirrhosis or acne rosacea).
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    • The injection of a small amount of solution is normally enough to cause the spider naevus to disappear.
    • As one can see from this picture, the spider naevi are not easily visualized in a picture.
    • Most red scars and spider naevi are treatable in one or two sessions.

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