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Permanently dilated, radially running, finely branched, intradermal, 1.0-3.0 mm wide venules, often arranged in a net or arcade shape around a nerve vein. In the CEAP classification they are listed together with telangiectasias under the clinical classification C1.
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Multifactorial. Discussed are venous congestion in CVI, injuries, irradiation, hormonal disorders, consequences of local hypertension or constitutional vascular wall weakness.
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- Clarification of CVI and removal of perforator insufficiencies; sclerotherapy of larger spider veins using 0.25% or 0.5% polidocanol injection solution (e.g. aethoxysclerol) with a fine cannula.
- Smaller reticular or linear spider veins can be tackled by laser therapy(pulsed dye laser, diode laser, argon laser, neodymium YAG laser). S.u. Varicosis.
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- Pannier F et al (2010) Cutaneous varicose veins. In: T Noppeney, H Nüllen Diagnosis and therapy of varicosis. Springer Medicine Publishing House Heidelberg S 150 -153
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