Vertigo veins. Any suggestions?
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Corona phlebectatica or ankle flare
Varicose veins near the ankle can be treated with microphlebectomy.
More likely, you have reticular veins and spider veins around the ankle, a condition called corona phlebectatica. Corona phlebectatica translates to ... "crowning of the ankle with veins", also known as the "ankle flare". The condition implies that you have venous insufficiency. You would need an in person examination and venous Duplex scan following which treatment can be initiated with endovenous catheters and sclerotherapy with or without microphlebectomy.
All of these procedures can be performed in the office setting.
Hratch L Karamanoukian MD FACS
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