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angiodysplasia

 [an″je-o-dis-pla´zhah]
small vascular abnormalities, such as of the intestinal tract.

an·gi·o·dys·pla·si·a

(an'jē-ō-dis-plā'zē-ă),
Degenerative or congenital structural abnormality of the normally distributed vasculature.

angiodysplasia

/an·gio·dys·pla·sia/ (-dis-pla´zhah) small vascular abnormalities, such as of the intestinal tract.

angiodysplasia

A degenerative lesion of previously healthy blood vessels, found most commonly in the caecum and proximal ascending colon and characterised by vascular ectasias usually affecting those above age 60. Angiodysplasia increases with age, accounts for 40% of the cases of recurrent or chronic lower GI bleeding in the elderly, and is associated with diverticula and aortic stenosis

angiodysplasia

Colonic angiodysplasia Gastroenterology An abnormal aggregate of blood vessels–vascular ectasias usually in the right colon in persons > age 60; angiodysplasia accounts for 40% of the cases of recurrent or chronic lower GI bleeding in the elderly

an·gi·o·dys·pla·sia

(an'jē-ō-dis-plā'zē-ă)
Degenerative or congenital structural abnormality of the normally distributed vasculature.

angiodysplasia

Abnormal blood vessel formation. Angiodysplasia of the intestinal lining is one of the causes of bleeding into the bowel.

angiodysplasia

small vascular abnormalities, especially of the intestinal tract.