Corona phlebectatica

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Corona phlebectatica is a cutaneous sign of chronic venous insufficiency, characterized by abnormally dilated veins around the ankle.[1] It is characterised by the presence of abnormally visible cutaneous blood vessels at the ankle with a) venous cups b) blue and red telangiectases, and c) capillary stasis spots.[1] It was proposed that the presence of corona phlebectatica be included in current clinical classifications of chronic venous disorders.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Uhl, JF; Cornu-Thenard, A; Satger, B; Carpentier, PH (Jan 2012). "Clinical analysis of the corona phlebectatica.". Journal of vascular surgery. 55 (1): 150–3. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.04.070. PMID 21975063. 
  2. ^ Rabe, E; Pannier, F (Mar 2012). "Clinical, aetiological, anatomical and pathological classification (CEAP): gold standard and limits.". Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine. 27 Suppl 1: 114–8. doi:10.1258/phleb.2012.012S19. PMID 22312077.