aneurysmal varix

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varix

 [vār´iks] (L.)
an enlarged, tortuous vein, artery, or lymphatic vessel.
aneurysmal varix a markedly dilated tortuous vessel; sometimes used to denote a form of arteriovenous aneurysm in which the blood flows directly into a neighboring vein without the intervention of a connecting sac.
arterial varix a racemose aneurysm or varicose artery.
esophageal varices varicosities of branches of the azygous vein which anastomose with tributaries of the portal vein in the lower esophagus; due to portal hypertension in cirrhosis of the liver.
lymph varix (varix lympha´ticus) a soft, lobulated swelling of a lymph node due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels.

an·eu·rys·mal var·ix

dilation and tortuosity of a vein resulting from an acquired communication with an adjacent artery.

aneurysmal varix

Etymology: Gk, aneurysma, a widening; L, varix, a dilated vein
a varicose vein in which the enlargement is due to an acquired communication with an adjacent artery. Also called aneurysmoid varix.

an·eu·rys·mal va·rix

(an'yūr-iz'măl var'iks)
Dilation and tortuosity of a vein resulting from an acquired communication with an adjacent artery.
Synonym(s): Pott aneurysm.

Pott,

Sir Percivall, English surgeon, 1713-1788.
Pott abscess - tuberculous abscess of the spine.
Pott aneurysm - dilation and tortuosity of a vein resulting from an acquired communication with an adjacent artery. Synonym(s): aneurysmal varix
Pott curvature - a gibbous deformity, i.e., a sharp angulation of the spine, occurring in Pott disease. Synonym(s): angular curvature
Pott disease - tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease. Synonym(s): tuberculous spondylitis
Pott eversion osteotomy
Pott fracture - fracture of the lower part of the fibula and of the malleolus of the tibia, with outward displacement of the foot.
Pott gangrene - dry gangrene occurring in the aged in consequence of occlusion of an artery, particularly affecting the extremities. Synonym(s): senile gangrene
Pott paralysis - Synonym(s): Pott paraplegia
Pott paraplegia - paralysis of the lower part of the body and the extremities due to pressure on the spinal cord as the result of tuberculous spondylitis. Synonym(s): Pott paralysis
Pott puffy tumor - a circumscribed swelling of the scalp indicating an underlying osteitis of the skull or an extradural abscess.
Pott spinal curvature
Pott I syndrome - Synonym(s): Dupuytren fracture
Pott II syndrome - dry gangrene caused by arterial obstruction. Synonym(s): senile gangrene

varix

pl. varices [L.] an enlarged, tortuous vein, artery or lymphatic vessel.

aneurysmal varix
a markedly dilated tortuous vessel; sometimes used to denote a form of arteriovenous aneurysm in which the blood flows directly into a neighboring vein without the intervention of a connecting sac.
arterial varix
a racemose aneurysm or varicose artery.
lymph varix, varix lymphaticus
a soft, lobulated swelling of a lymph node, due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels.