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dilatation

[‚dil·ə′tā·shən]
(physics)
The increase in volume per unit volume of any continuous substance, caused by deformation.
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Conclusion: Achalasia of esophagus can be effectively and safely treated with balloon dilatation to achieve adequate short and long-term symptomatic relief with a low complication rate.
In 25 patients, nonoperative treatment was done by endoscopic dilatation.
Both products are indicated for balloon dilatation of the stenotic portion of a coronary artery or bypass graft stenosis in patients evidencing coronary ischemia for the purpose of improving myocardial perfusion, balloon dilatation of a coronary artery occlusion for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction as well as for dilatation of in-stent restenosis and post-delivery expansion of balloon expandable coronary stents.
Generally, this type of OS responds well to dilatation, and complete resolution occurs in 70-90% of cases when dilation is combined with treatment with proton pump inhibitors.
Conclusion: The incidence of renal pelvic dilatation was low and the outcomes were normal in majority of cases.
Artificial rupture of membranes was done after 4cm dilatation and participant was given a single intravenous dose of syringe.
Application of dilatation with a balloon or bougie is the most commonly preferred treatment method.
We performed endotracheal tube dilatation for dilatation of benign tracheal stenosis in 12 patients under local anesthesia and bronchoscopic guidance from March 2010 to August 2011.
56 nonpregnant women admitted for diagnostic dilatation and curettage due to abnormal uterine bleeding were the participants of this study.
Endoscopic therapy is a preferable alternative, with pneumatic balloon dilatation or intrasphincteric Botulinum toxin injection being the most commonly used techniques.
Early results demonstrated safe and effective dilatation of calcified stenosis with no acute failures, very favorable residual stenosis, no major adverse events and no restenosis out to 30 days.
Thus in this case, the kinetic energy in the longitudinal direction is carried by the distortion part of the deformation, while the dilatation part, which carries the rest-mass energy, is not present as the mass is 0.