ectasia

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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.
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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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On the other hand, SOV aneurysms in patients with connective tissue diseases like Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome cause annuloaortic ectasia resulting in dilatation of all three SOVs and thereby progressive effacement of the sinotubular junction (3).
Aortic insufficiency resulting from annuloaortic ectasia and ascending aortic aneurysm together with aortic coarctation rarely occur, and surgical treatment is difficult.
Major Causes of Chronic Aortic Regurgitation Annuloaortic ectasia Behcet syndrome Age related aortic dilatation Hypertension Cystic medial necrosis Aortitis (Marfan's or isolated) (syphilis, giant cell arteritis) Relapsing polychondritis Congenital aortic regurgitation Ehlers Danlos syndrome Systemic lupus erythematosus Drug induced valvulopathy Rheumatoid arthritis Whipple's disease Bicuspid aortic valve Crohn's disease Trauma Takayasu's arteritis Endocarditis Osteogenesis imperfecta Rheumatic fever Psoriatic Arthritis Myxomatous degeneration Ankylosing spondylitis Table 3.