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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Ahm et al., "A comparison of the Berlin and Ghent nosologies and the influence of dural ectasia in the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome," Genetics in Medicine, vol.
Neurosurgical evaluation prompted a meningomyelogram which revealed clear communication of the pelvic dural ectasia with the spinal subarachnoid space.
Dural Ectasia is a well established characteristic of patients suffering from generalized connective tissue disorders.
* Some of the less specific manifestations identified in the previous criteria, such as joint hypermobility, highly arched palate, recurrent or incisional herniae, and dural ectasia have been removed or had their influence minimized.
A typical dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma was seen at the C3 level that was hypointense on T1-weighted imaging (T1W) and hyperintense on T2-weighted imaging (T2W) and there was evidence of dural ectasia (Figure 3).
1) with temporal lobe herniation into the orbit (buphthalmos), calvarial defects (lambdoid and, uncommonly, coronal suture) (Fig.2a-d), and dural ectasia. (4)
Based on our radiological, electrophysiological and clinical findings, we diagnosed our patient as having brachial plexopathy, shoulder subluxation, cervical dural ectasia and spondylolisthesis.