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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.
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phleb·ec·ta·si·a

(fleb'ek-tā'zē-ă),
Dilation of vein(s).
Synonym(s): venectasia
[phlebo- + G. ektasis, a stretching]
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phleb·ec·ta·si·a

(fleb'ek-tā'zē-ă)
Dilation of the veins.
Synonym(s): venectasia.
[G. phlebo, vein + G. ektasis, a stretching]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

phleb·ec·ta·si·a

(fleb'ek-tā'zē-ă)
Dilation of the veins.
Synonym(s): venectasia.
[G. phlebo, vein + G. ektasis, a stretching]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Surgical treatment of jugular vein phlebectasia in children.
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Jugular vein phlebectasias were first described by Harris in 1928 and characterized by Gerwig in 1952 as a dilated segment of vein without tortuosity.
(1,6) IJV phlebectasias must be differentiated from other neck masses that enlarge with increased intrathoracic pressure.