angiectasia


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angiectasia

[‚an·jē·ek′tā·zē·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormal blood vessel dilation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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she had marked tel- angiectasia on her face and both limbs especially at the extensor surfaces with multiple cafe-au-lait spots on her neck shoulders and upper limb.
These lesions are called by various names such as vascular ectasia or angiectasia. Arteriovenous fistulae, often called "malformations," may be congenital or acquired.
Yamada et al., "Clinical associations and risk factors for bleeding from colonic angiectasia: a case-controlled study," Colorectal Disease, vol.