Telangiectasia


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Telangiectasia

 

a stable dilation of superficial blood vessels, principally capillaries, of the skin and mucous membranes. The condition may be acquired, but it is usually congenital and is often hereditary. Telangiectases are bluish red spots of varying shapes that generally appear on the face or shins. They may bleed if situated on the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract or alimentary canal. Telangiectasia is treated by electrocoagulation or cryotherapy.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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If these findings are confirmed in larger studies, the researchers believe better advice can be given to patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia who are considering embolization for PAVMs.
Videolaryngostroboscopy reveals bilateral multiple vocal fold telangiectasias in a patient with Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome.
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A 68-year-old woman with past medical history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease stage 3, hyperlipidemia, and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of shortness of breath.
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From its initial description to the present day, there has been no consensus regarding the mechanism of perifoveal telangiectasia. However, it is currently believed that the degeneration of Muller cells, which serve protective and supportive functions, is the primary pathology, and the damage to the retinal layers, atrophy, and vascular changes develop secondarily.