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n. pl. var·i·cos·i·ties
1. Varicosis.
2. A varicose enlargement or swelling.
3. The condition of having varicose veins.
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n, pl -ties
1. (Pathology) the state, condition, or quality of being varicose
2. (Pathology) an abnormally distended vein
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(ˌvær ɪˈkɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or condition of being varicose.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varicosity - varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
varicose vein - a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs
varix - abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
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The causes of pelvic congestion syndrome generally involves pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, pelvic varicosities and other conditions.
On evaluation, a contrast CT scan showed varicosities and AVMs in the right lower limb and gluteal region and multiple dense varicosities and AVMs around the rectum.
One very popular procedure is sclerotherapy, which involves injecting small and medium-sized varicosities with a sclerosing solution.
Vascular alterations are due to distension, instability, and proliferation of vessels leading to spider angiomas, palmar erythema, varicosities, and gingival edema.7 Similarly, glandular activity may also be altered.10 Secretions of sebaceous and eccrine glands is increased while that of apocrine glands is decreased.7 The underlying mechanisms of most cutaneous changes of pregnancy include increased activity of the maternal adrenal and pituitary glands along with a contribution from the developing fetal endocrine glands, increased cortisone levels, accelerated metabolism, and enhanced production of progesterone and estrogen hormones.11
From the 48-hpf early veliger stage, a long axon process, bearing varicosities along its entire length, ran anteriorly to the AO, following the stomach curvature (Fig.
Also, the sites of predilection are the abdomen, axillae, genitalia, and mouth, particularly the tongue.[1] Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is relatively rare as a congenital vascular anomaly classically defined as the triad of vascular stain, venous varicosities, soft tissue, and/or bony hypertrophy.
Legs were examined individually for varicosities. Saphenofemoral/ Saphenopopliteal and perforator incompetences were made out by Trendelenburg, multiple tourniquet test and Schwartz test.
Grade 2: supratesticular reflux only during the Valsalva maneuver; venous stasis without varicosities.
Vaginal varicosities are part of a larger set of complications that can occur as a result of venous congestion and obstruction in pregnant and nonpregnant patients alike.
The sympathetic varicosities and fibers mainly secrete norepinephrine, which has to reach its receptors by diffusion and then acts through a second messenger pathway.
There should be uniformity of calibre, no bifurcations, no varicosities, and no scarring from previous thrombophlebitis.