arterial 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.

arterial varix

A varicosity or dilation of an artery.
See also: varix

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.