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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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Achalasia is a primary oesophageal motor disorder due to ineffective relaxation of lower oesophageal sphincter combined with loss of oesophageal peristalsis leading to impaired emptying and gradual oesophageal dilatation.
28] All our patients who had mitomycin C applied locally had shown failure of stricture resolution after 10 standard oesophageal dilatations.
Herein, we present a brain abscess that developed after esophageal dilatation for the treatment of induced caustic esophageal strictures.
Endoscopic therapy is a preferable alternative, with pneumatic balloon dilatation or intrasphincteric Botulinum toxin injection being the most commonly used techniques.
In Electromagnetism, as shown in [1, see (121)], the volume dilatation is [epsilon] = 0.
A survey among urologists in the USA in 2002 showed that 93% used dilatation and 86% optical urethrotomy, whereas 58% performed urethroplasty for the treatment of urethral strictures.
The possible differences between relative elongation of main constructive elements, spiral filament of WTh and central core of Mo due to different linear dilatations are getting by a thermal compensator, introduced in a back circuit of current after locking ring between central core and output current rod.
Twenty-two pneumatic dilatations (11 Rigiflex, 11 Witzel) were carried out in 11 group 1 patients, while 31 pneumatic dilatations (16 Rigiflex, 15 Witzel) were carried out in 19 group 2 patients (Table II).
4] and G is the gravitational constant, we obtain a separation of the field equations of General Relativity into dilatation and distortion relations respectively:
In addition, the TRUE Dilatation Balloon will be featured in a Live Case from Ferrarotto Hospital in Catania, Italy, presented at the TCT 2012 congress on Wednesday, October 24 (Hall A - Structural and Endovascular Theater at noon in the Transcatheter Valve Therapies II session).
Deformations can be decomposed into dilatations and distortions.