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var·ix

 (văr′ĭks)
n. pl. var·i·ces (-ĭ-sēz′)
1. An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
2. One of the longitudinal ridges on the surface of a gastropod shell.

[Latin, swollen vein.]

varix

(ˈvɛərɪks)
n, pl varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
(Pathology) pathol
a. a tortuous dilated vein. See varicose veins
b. Also called: arterial varix or varix lymphaticus a similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
[C15: from Latin]

var•ix

(ˈvɛər ɪks)

n., pl. var•i•ces (ˈvɛər əˌsiz)
1. Also, varicosity. a varicose vein.
2. a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a gastropod shell.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: varicose vein]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varix - abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vesselvarix - abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
varicosity - varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
Translations

var·ix

n. várice, vena, arteria o vaso linfático aumentado o dilatado.

varix

n (pl -ices) (frec. pl) várice or varice f, variz f (Esp)
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Various criteria have been used to standardise the reporting of oesophageal varices as those compiled by the Japanese Research Society for Portal Hypertension, which include red colour signs, colour of the varix, form (size) of the varix and location of the varix.
Portal hypertension results in various clinical manifestations in patients with liver cirrhosis; however, the development of esophageal varix as sequelae of this portal hypertension results in a life-threatening situation in these patients (3).
Although gastric variceal bleeding occurs less often than esophageal varix bleeding, whenever it occurs it tends to be more severe and has a higher mortality than esophageal variceal bleeding11.
PATIENT'S claim The patient's neurologist failed to advise the ObGyn that the patient had a history of brain aneurysm and a venous varix, which increased the risk for stroke during labor and delivery.
This spacing yields a synchronized pattern, where each newly produced varix lines up with a varix on the previous whorl.
In Endoscopic band ligation, rubber bands are used to ligate oesophageal varices with subsequent necrosis and sloughing of the varix followed by fibrosis and re-epithelialization.
2) In 31% of renal vein varix there is associated saphenous vein varicosity.
Grade I: Varix is flush with the wall of the esophagus.
After covering normal anatomy and common variants, he gives concise, bulleted information and images of cardiac disease, embolism, congenital anomalies, in situ thrombosis, aneurysm and varix, vasculitis, infection, trauma and intervention, tumors, systemic and lung diseases, and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
No sex difference in presence of the oesophageal varix was detected.
Follow-up gastroscopy revealed a large prolapsing lower esophageal varix tethered to the opposite esophageal wall in synechae.
On contact with blood, cyanoacrylate adhesive hardens, mucosa overlying varix gets sloughed and hardened polymer is extruded thus causing obliteration of the fundal gastric varices6,8.