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ectasia

 [ek-ta´zhah]
expansion, dilatation, or distention. adj., adj ectat´ic.
mammary duct ectasia a benign condition occurring in postmenopausal women, characterized by dilation of the ducts, inspissation of breast secretions, and periductal inflammation. Called also comedomastitis.

ec·ta·si·a

, ectasis (ek-tā'zē-ă, ek'tă-sis),
Dilation of a tubular structure.
[G. ektasis, a stretching]

ectasia

/ec·ta·sia/ (ek-ta´zhah) dilatation, expansion, or distention.ectat´ic
annuloaortic ectasia  dilatation of the proximal aorta and the fibrous ring of the heart at the aortic orifice, marked by aortic regurgitation, and when severe by dissecting aneurysm; often associated with Marfan's syndrome.
mammary duct ectasia  benign dilatation of the collecting ducts of the mammary gland, with inspissation of gland secretion and inflammatory changes in the tissues, usually during or after menopause.

ec·ta·si·a

, ectasis (ek-tā'zē-ă, ek'tă-sis)
Dilation of a tubular structure.
[G. ektasis, a stretching]

ectasia

Permanent widening, distension or ballooning of any tubular organ or part. ‘Broken veins’ are small ectatic skin blood vessels.

ectasia

expansion, dilatation or distention.
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Wang J, Stine J, Cornella S, Argo C, Cohn S (2015) Patients with gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) are at a higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in the absence of cirrhosis.
Organized thrombosis with vascular ectasia indicating a premortem process; same case as above (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X2).
Coronary Artery Ectasia in Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease, Inflammatory Disorders, and Sickle Cell Disease.
Conclusion: Total thoracoscopic surgery promoted the recovery of coronary artery fistulae complicated with ectasia, improved cardiac remodeling and cardiac function, and alleviated stress reaction, with well-proved safety.
According to this classification, CAE was graded as follows type 1, diffuse ectasia of [greater than or equal to] 2 coronary arteries; type 2, diffuse ectasia in one coronary artery and localized ectasia in another coronary artery; type 3, diffuse ectasia of one coronary artery, and type 4, localized or segmental ectasia of only one coronary artery [3].
In contrast ectasia is used to describe a diffuse dilatation of coronary arteries that involves 50% or more of the length of the artery; this classification is made according to the appearance and number of vessels involved9.
Angiokeratomas are characterized by asymptomatic hyperkeratotic vascular skin lesions characterized histologically by papillary dermal vascular ectasia and epidermal hyperkeratosis.
Benign lesions included fibrocystic disease, sclerosing adenosis, fibroadenoma, ductal ectasia and lipoid necrosis.
The hallmark manifestation in the liver is congenital hepatic fibrosis with varying degrees of biliary ectasia and periportal fibrosis.
Pathological causes usually produce a clear, bloodstained, spontaneous and unilateral discharge most frequently caused by ductal ectasia or papilloma (3).
La ectasia post-LASIK complicacion que reduce significativamente la vision, tiene un tiempo estimado de desarrollo de 12 a 24 meses despues del procedimiento.