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var·ix

 (văr′ĭks)
n. pl. var·i·ces (-ĭ-sēz′)
1. An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
2. One of the longitudinal ridges on the surface of a gastropod shell.

[Latin, swollen vein.]

varix

(ˈvɛərɪks)
n, pl varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
(Pathology) pathol
a. a tortuous dilated vein. See varicose veins
b. Also called: arterial varix or varix lymphaticus a similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
[C15: from Latin]

var•ix

(ˈvɛər ɪks)

n., pl. var•i•ces (ˈvɛər əˌsiz)
1. Also, varicosity. a varicose vein.
2. a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a gastropod shell.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: varicose vein]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varix - abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vesselvarix - abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
varicosity - varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
Translations

var·ix

n. várice, vena, arteria o vaso linfático aumentado o dilatado.

varix

n (pl -ices) (frec. pl) várice or varice f, variz f (Esp)
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An increased portal pressure leads to an increased varix size and decreased varix wall thickness, thus leading to an increased variceal wall tension.
Conclusion: Endoscopic fundal varix obliteration with N Butyl-2 cyanoacrylate was safe and effective in treatment of gastric variceal hemorrhage in children.
To the best of our knowledge, only one case of coil-assisted retrograde transvenous obliteration (CARTO), which is a modified version of BRTO using coils and gelfoam, has been reported for duodenal varix treatment without documentation of collateral pathway (5).
With regard to varix detection, the performance of CT and MRI are good for large varices, but lower for small varices [3, 136-138].
The number of injection sites and volume of lauromacrogol and cyanoacrylate used directly correlated with the size of the varix. Multiple injection sites were chosen in attempt to obliterate the varix or varices in one session.
A review of the literature illustrates that the percutaneous transhepatic approach, transjugular transhepatic approach, balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous occlusion technique, and direct varix puncture have all shown varying degrees of success in controlling peristomal variceal hemorrhage, with the latter being the least reported upon.
Lee, "A case of vaginal varix during pregnancy," Korean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.
Various criteria have been used to standardise the reporting of oesophageal varices as those compiled by the Japanese Research Society for Portal Hypertension, which include red colour signs, colour of the varix, form (size) of the varix and location of the varix.
Although gastric variceal bleeding occurs less often than esophageal varix bleeding, whenever it occurs it tends to be more severe and has a higher mortality than esophageal variceal bleeding11.
It is hypothesized that the ulcer penetrated a varix allowing introduction of gas into the portal system and fungemia.
Survival potential is contingent upon early diagnosis with paracentesis leading to emergent laparotomy with varix plication.
Finding N (%) Edema 20 (69%) Red spots 17 (58%) Angioectasia 8 (28%) Erosion 5 (17%) Varix 2 (7%) Active bleeding 1 (3%) Table 4: Comparison of the low score and high score patient groups.