Ectasia

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Ectasia (/ɛkˈtʒə/), also called ectasis (/ˈɛktəss/), is dilation or distention of a tubular structure,[1] either normal or pathophysiologic, but usually the latter (except in atelectasis, where absence of ectasis is the problem).

Specific conditions[edit]

Vascular ectasias

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ectasia." The Free Dictionary. Farlex, Inc., 2009. Web. 6 Nov. 2009. <http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ectasia>
  2. ^ "Mammary Duct Ectasia. MayoClinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2009. Web. 6 Nov. 2009. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mammary-duct-ectasia/DS00751>.
  3. ^ "Annuloaortic Ectasia." Stanford Hospital & Clinics - Stanford Medicine. Stanford Hospital & Clinics. , 2009. Web. 6 Nov. 2009. <http://stanfordhospital.org/clinicsmedServices/COE/heart/ DiseasesConditions/marfan/annuloaorticEctasia.html>.