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varicosity

 [var″ĭ-kos´ĭ-te]
1. the quality or state of being varicose; called also phlebectasia and venectasia.
2. varix.

var·i·cos·i·ty

(var'i-kos'i-tē),
A varix or varicose condition.

varicosity

/var·i·cos·i·ty/ (var″ĭ-kos´ĭ-te)
1. the quality or fact of being varicose.
2. varix.

varicosity

(văr′ĭ-kŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. varicosi·ties
1. Varicosis.
2. A varicose enlargement or swelling.
3. The condition of having varicose veins.

varicosity

[ver′ikos′itē]
1 an abnormal condition, usually of a vein, characterized by swelling and tortuosity.
2 a vein in this condition.

var·i·cos·i·ty

(var'i-kos'i-tē)
A varix or varicose condition.

varicosity (varˈ·i·käˑ·s·tē),

n a condition, usually within a vein, distinguished by swelling and repetitive turns, twists, or bends.

varicosity (ver´ikos´itē),

n an abnormal condition characterized by the presence of tortuous, abnormally dilated veins, usually in the legs or the lower trunk; may also appear in the esophagus.
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Varicosity.

varicosity

1. a varicose condition; the quality or fact of being varicose.
2. a varix, or varicose vein.
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Varicosity might improve after giving birth, but the valves in the vein walls are likely permanently weakened.
Intraoperative telescopic views of the vocal folds demonstrated a left vocal fold varicosity, an old left hemorrhage, a left hemorrhagic cyst, a right vocal fold cyst (figure, A), and the raised nature of the varicosity (figure, B).
Instead, he underwent microdirect laryngoscopy with bilateral injection medialization laryngoplasty and varicosity removal.
However, if stiffness develops at the base of a mass, if a mass enlarges, or if a varicosity hemorrhages, then surgical intervention is recommended and singing performances should be cancelled until healing is adequate.
Fourteen weeks after the initial hemorrhage, stroboscopy showed that the hemorrhage had completely resolved, although a persistent varicosity remained adjacent to the right vocal fold mass (figure 3).
The anterior feeding varicosity was dissected sharply and excised, and the scarred area was injected with a steroid.
Videostroboscopy detected a left true vocal fold hemorrhage and a prominent dorsal varicosity (figure).
Strobovideolaryngoscopy revealed the presence of a large varicosity on the superior surface of her left vocal fold and a varicosity on the superior surface of her right fold; the latter turned medially toward the vibratory margin and entered a vascular mass (figure).
Prominent varicosities were seen on the superior surface of the right vocal fold; and one varicosity had multiple ectasias just lateral to a white, eliptoid, fibrotic contact mass.