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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.
See also: Disease and Illness
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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Most corneal diseases, including immune, infectious, and ectatic diseases, primarily or secondarily involve the corneal stroma, which accounts for 90% of the corneal thickness.
Intracystic papillary carcinomas are seen in fluid-filled ectatic ducts as a vascular solid component.
This is particularly important in examinations prior to refractive surgery, as ectatic corneal disorders that have not been identified before refractive surgery may result in progressive keratectasia.
A, A highly cellular spindle cell neoplasm with a rich vascular network ranging from small vessels to large, ectatic ones with sinusoidal spaces.
No two ectatic eyes are the same and a solution that works well for one will not work for all.
However, it's efficacy remained controversial as epithelial barrier limit the depth and amount of cross-linking, evidenced as shallow and uneven distribution of the keratocytes apoptosis on confocal microscopy 7 and ectatic progression in many clinical trials as compared to epithelium off CXL.
In the histopathological examination, SFT demonstrates a "patternless" architecture, hypocellular and hypercellular areas, staghorn vessels or ectatic branching vessels.
Focal areas showed perinodular hydropic degeneration with thick-walled ectatic and congested blood vessels (Fig.
The specimen demonstrated features consistent with a vascular neoplasm, most consistent with angioma including large ectatic vessels.