Nevus Araneus (Spider Nevus) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 13, 2023
  • Author: Sarah Sweeney Pinney, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider telangiectatic mats, which are flat patches of tiny vessels of uniform size with no central vessel.

Spider telangiectasia has been used to describe leg telangiectases, most commonly appreciated in women. It is not considered synonymous with spider angioma (nevus araneus). See Varicose Veins and Spider Veins.

Differential Diagnoses