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.
Lumbar spinal stenosis and pseudostenosis. Definition and classification of pathology.
Those without increase in gradients despite the infusion (pseudostenosis) represent patients with marked irreversible systolic dysfunction without contractile reserve and does not benefit from surgical replacement.