ectasia

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Related to duct ectasia: intraductal papilloma, periductal mastitis

ectasia

(ɛkˈteɪzɪə) or

ectasis

n
(Pathology) pathol the distension or dilation of a duct, vessel, or hollow viscus
ecˈtatic adj

ectasia

the swelling of a hollow organ of the body, as a vein.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ectasia - dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
dilatation, distention, distension - the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
lymphangiectasia, lymphangiectasis - dilatation of a lymph vessel
alveolar ectasia - abnormal enlargement of the air sacs in the lungs
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Ultrasound of the breasts may reveal dilated subareolar ducts denoting mammary duct ectasia and in some cases can pick up the papilloma.
This entity may be confused with mastitis, duct ectasia, tuberculosis of the breast, and carcinoma on cytology smears.
MCNP is a separate entity from pancreatic mucinous duct ectasia or intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN).