By Gary M. White, MD

Ankle flare.  AKA corona phlebectatica paraplantaris

The ankle flare is a crown of dilated venules about the medial ankle and is a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency. It is also known as corona phlebectatica paraplantaris. See also varicose veins.


A starburst of veins radiates distally from the medial malleolus.


Sclerotherapy may be used in appropriate cases. Workup and therapy for chronic venous insufficiency may be needed at some point.

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Ankle flare.  AKA corona phlebectatica paraplantaris Ankle flare.  AKA corona phlebectatica paraplantaris


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