Varicose veins (leg)
The following types of varicose veins of the leg are discriminated by appearance and location:
Varicose veins from major veins/branches:
They occur along the great/small saphenous vein or in their branches.
Spider veins are varicose veins of small intradermal vessels. They are usually located at the back of the thigh with a diameter of normally less than one milimeter.
reticular veins (blue veins):
These are net-like veins with a diameter of 2-4 mm, often found at the outside of the leg.