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What is corona phlebectasia? How is corona phlebectasia treated?
Friday, November 23, 2012


A fan shaped pattern of small intradermal veins on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) aspect of the ankle and foot is called corona phlebectatica. Corona implies that they "crown" the ankle. Corona phlebectatica is thought to be an early sign af advanced venous reflux disease. This reflux typically originates at the saphenofemoral junction with venous blood refluxing into the great saphenous vein. Less commonly, saphenopopliteal reflux into the lesser (short) saphenous vein is the underlying cause of corona phlebectatica. Other names for corona phlebectatica include "malleolar flare" and "ankle flare" .


Watch video of corona phlebectasia which has been injected with foam sclerotherapy by Dr Karamanoukian:


For expertise in treating all telangiectasias in the lower extremities, contact or 716-839-3638.


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD FACS is a Board Certified Phlebologist.


In Los Angeles, contact the Santa Monica Vein Center or or 310-998-5535.


Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS is a Board Certified Phlebologist and has been featured on The Doctors TV show.

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