lymphangiectasia

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lymphangiectasis

 [lim-fan″je-ek´tah-sis]
dilatation of the lymphatic vessels. adj., adj lymphangiectat´ic.

lym·phan·gi·ec·ta·sis

, lymphangiectasia (lim-fan'jē-ek'tă-sis, -ek-tā'zē-a),
Dilation of the lymphatic vessels, the basic process that may result in the formation of a lymphangioma.
[lymphangio- + G. ektasis, a stretching]

lym·phan·gi·ec·ta·sis

, lymphangiectasia (lim-fan'jē-ek'tă-sis, -ek-tā'zē-ă)
Dilation of the lymphatic vessels, the basic process that may result in the formation of a lymphangioma.
Synonym(s): lymphectasia.
[lymphangio- + G. ektasis, a stretching]
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Intestinal lymphangiectasia: Lymphangiectasia is the dilatation of the lymph vessels.
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a seldom disease manifested by extensive and large intestinal lympatic vessels resulting in lymph fluid loss into the lumen and responsible for serious hypoalbuminemia and therefore manifest generalized edema (2).
Lymphoedema, however, is a rare disorder and usually not linked to another disease, and may be associated with intestinal lymphangiectasia. The etiology of PIL is unknown.
Enteral and total parenteral nutrition may be useful in intestinal lymphangiectasia. Octreotide treatment in patients with PIL was associated with a decrease in enteral protein loss.
also found significant mTOR expression in tissues affected by primary Intestinal lymphangiectasia. They predicted that mTOR inhibitors might be effective in the treatment of PIL.
Postnatal pericardial and pleural effusions, chylous ascites and pulmonary and intestinal lymphangiectasia may develop.
(6) it is characterized by uniform, widespread lymphoedema affecting all segments of the body from birth to 12 years, intestinal lymphangiectasia, hypoproteinemia, learning difficulties and characteristic oriental facies.
Systemic lymphatic involvement (intestinal lymphangiectasia, pericardial effusion, ascites) ruled out isolated primary lymphoedema.

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