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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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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Keratoconus, Ectasia risk) or affect standard markers (i.
It's more likely to be a benign condition called ectasia.
Histologically, the lesion is represented by a cavernous hemangioma, with venulo-capillary ectasia, most frequently involving the small intestine and the descending colon.
has marked the one year anniversary of the US commercial availability of Photrexa Viscous (riboflavin 5'-phosphate in 20% dextran ophthalmic solution) and Photrexa (riboflavin 5'-phosphate ophthalmic solution), the drugs used in corneal cross-linking with the KXL System, for the treatment of progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery, the company said.
Mural organizing thrombosis with lamination may be seen along with vascular muscular degeneration and ectasia (Figures 1 and 2).
2] These include all non-malignant conditions like fibroadenoma, fibrocystic disease, mastalgia, mammary duct ectasia, sclerosing adenosis, lactational adenoma, benign phyllodes tumour, intraductal papilloma, fibrous disease, blunt duct adenosis, calcification, breast abscess, lactational mastitis, puerperal mastitis, granulomatous lobular mastitis, fat necrosis, tuberculous mastitis, galactocele, gynaecomastia and lipoma.
Duct ectasia occurs when a retroareolar duct fills with fluid.
Although keratoconus is the most ubiquitous form of ectasia its incidence varies depending on geographical and racial groups.
Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is an extremely effective therapy shown to arrest the progression of keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and post-LASIK corneal ectasia, and has become widely used worldwide over the last decade.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn what experts in the field would recommend when dealing with post-refractive surgery ectasia, peripheral marginal degeneration, bullous keratopathy, refractive surgery for keratoconus patients, and lamellar grafts.
Given his symptoms, he was taken to the cardiac catheterization laboratory where coronary angiography revealed a large focal ectasia of the left circumflex artery (Figure 1 and 2) with the rest of vessel having mild diffuse disease.