lymphangiectasis


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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]

lymphangiectasis

/lym·phan·gi·ec·ta·sis/ (-ek´tah-sis) dilatation of the lymphatic vessels.lymphangiectat´ic

lymphangiectasis

Dilation of multiple lymph vessels.

lymphangiectasis

Dilatation of multiple lymph vessels. Cf Telangiectasia.

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]

lymphangiectasis

Local widening (dilation) of the wall of a LYMPH vessel.

lymphangiectasis

see lymphangiectasia.

lymphangiectasia, lymphangiectasis

dilatation of the lymphatic vessels; may be congenital or acquired. See also lymphatic vessel obstruction.

intestinal lymphangiectasia
leakage of protein from dilated lacteals in intestinal villi caused by lymphatic obstruction. May result in a protein-losing enteropathy with hypoproteinemia, diarrhea, edema, ascites and weight loss.