Published: 2 February 2022
Author(s): Alejandro Morales-Ortega, Javier Martín-Alcalde, David Bernal-Bello
Issue: May 2022
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

A 29-year-old man presented with an 11-year history of asymptomatic venous telangiectasias forming a sinuous line along the anterolateral part of the thorax at the level of the lower ribs and xiphoid process (Fig. 1). He also stated that his 22-year-old brother had the same condition. Physical examination revealed no other abnormalities. Abdominal ultrasound and complete blood tests including liver profile, full blood count and coagulation indexes were all normal; screening tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C virus were also negative.


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