pseudostenosis

pseudostenosis

(soo″dō-stă-nō′sĭs)
Something that mimics stenosis; a condition that gives the false impression of an obstruction or narrowing, e.g., in a blood vessel, valve, or the spinal canal.
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3,8) Pseudostenosis is often caused by kinking at the vascular pedicle and can mimic a hemodynamically significant stenosis; however, maneuvers such as scanning in expiration, or in the standing position may differentiate between the two.