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varix

[′var·iks]
(invertebrate zoology)
A conspicuous ridge across each whorl of certain univalves marking the ancestral position of the outer lip of the aperture.
(medicine)
A dilated and tortuous vein, artery, or lymphatic vessel.
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In larger specimens with the mature arrangement of varices, long pauses of up to several months occur between bursts of fast growth from one varix to the next (Inaba, 1967; MacGinitie and MacGinitie, 1968; Spight and Fyons, 1974; Illert, 1981).
2) In addition, Technetium-99m red blood cells have been used to demonstrate pooling in a case of renal varix caused by hematuria.
Intrarenal varix presenting as an enhancing renal mass with calcifications.
Grade III: Protrusion of the varix more than half way to the center of the lumen.
Results of Experimental Endoscopic Oesophageal Varix Ligation.
There are a number of risk factors for gastric variceal bleeding: red colored spots, larger nodular varix and location in the fundus, varices Greater than 5 mm in size, and the presence of a red spot were associated with an increased risk for a first bleed.
Epidural varix is an uncommon entity originally reported in the literature by Cohen in 1941.
1) In Epstein's report of 3 cases, one patient's varix was observed to increase in turgidity and dilation with the patient straining (cough and deep breathing) under direct intraoperative observation by the neurosurgeon.
Third, although this by no means discounts a destabilizing function for the middle varix of C.
foliatum is to provide a large right varix for protection or stability during locomotion and feeding, then the destabilizing function of the middle varix might be only secondarily important.
We report a case of oesophago-duodenal varices with hypertensive portal gastropathy detected during UGIE, successfully treated by endoscopic band ligation for oesophageal varix and injection sclerotherapy for duodenal varix.