Ectasia

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ectasia

[ek′tā·zhə]
(medicine)
Dilation, especially of a hollow organ.

Ectasia

 

limited dilatation of the lumen of a hollow organ or blood vessel. Ectasia may be congenital, as in the case of bronchiectasis and telangiectasia. However, the condition occurs more often as a result of stenosis, above which the lumen of a hollow organ dilates. It is treated by surgery.