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
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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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Duct ectasia occurs when a retroareolar duct fills with fluid.
Patient Age (yr) eGFR eGFR DM Kahler Waldenstrom PAD POC LAB 1 57 47 43 No No No No 2 57 60 40 No No No Yes 3 69 63 59 No No No No 4 74 55 46 No No No No 5 65 78 52 No No No No 6 73 90 58 No No No No 7 71 60 37 No No No No Patient HF Anemia HT DH Med CIN Pathology 1 No No No No No No Duct ectasia 2 Yes No No No No Yes Apocrine changes 3 No No Yes No Yes No IDC 4 Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Benign nos 5 No No Yes No Yes No Cyst 6 No No Yes No Yes Yes Duct ectasia 7 No No No No No No Cyst
Inconsistent with the finding reported previously from literature in which parity was not found to be associated with the risk for duct ectasia [31], our results suggest that reproductive factors were related to PDM.
In mammary duct ectasia (MDE), the periductal inflammation is the principal pathological expression.
Conditions treated include problems with the digestive system such as irritable bowel syndrome and peptic ulcers; problems with the gynecological system such as menstrual problems and mammary duct ectasia; heart and circulation problems such as diabetes and angina pectoris; problems with joints and muscles such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis; problems with the nervous system such as migraines and multiple sclerosis; respiratory system problems such as sinusitis and tonsillitis; skin problems such as eczema and fungal infections; problems with the male reproductive system such as erectile insufficiency and prostate hypertrophy as well as problems with the urinary system such as bladder infections and kidney stones.
The final histopathology showed intraductal papilloma 13 (36%), duct ectasia 18(50%), DCIS 1 (2.7%), fibrocystic disease 3(8.3%) and LCIS 1(2.7%).
* Pancreatic heterotopia in the duodenal wall may be present because of incomplete involution of the dorsal pancreatic head, (16) with secondary, localized inflammation, cicatrization, cystic dystrophy, and duct ectasia. Pancreatic divisum (persistence of the fetal-type ductal drainage system--dorsal and ventral aspects of the pancreas drained by 2 separate ducts, which is retained in adulthood) is another consideration.
Inflammatory disease of the breast fall into two general categories, lactational infections and chronic subareolar infections associated with duct ectasia. Lactational infections are thought to arise from entry of bacteria through the nipple into the duct system and are characterized by fever, leukocytosis, erythema, and tenderness.
Once more common causes of unilateral breast swelling are excluded, less common etiologies, such as duct ectasia, mammary adenosis or fat necrosis, and blunt force trauma, should be considered.
Mammary duct ectasia. This is the second most common cause of abnormal nipple discharge.
This entity may be confused with mastitis, duct ectasia, tuberculosis of the breast, and carcinoma on cytology smears.
The relative risk reduction was 29% for duct ectasia, 33% for cysts, 33% for fibrocystic disease, 38% for hyperplasia, and 48% for metaplasia.