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Please help! what is the medical term for the abnormal enlargement of blood vessels?

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Dr. Michael Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Depends

Abnormal enlargement of an artery = Aneurysm Abnormal enlargement of a vein = Varix (varicose)

In brief: Depends

Abnormal enlargement of an artery = Aneurysm Abnormal enlargement of a vein = Varix (varicose)
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Several names

An abnormal enlargement of blood vessels could be one of several things-simple enlargement would be dilation.
Ectasia is an enlargement without the characteristics of an aneurysm. An aneurysm can occur in both veins and arteries but it more common in arteries. This is an enlargement that sort of looks like a bubble. Of the three, aneurysm is the most significant.

In brief: Several names

An abnormal enlargement of blood vessels could be one of several things-simple enlargement would be dilation.
Ectasia is an enlargement without the characteristics of an aneurysm. An aneurysm can occur in both veins and arteries but it more common in arteries. This is an enlargement that sort of looks like a bubble. Of the three, aneurysm is the most significant.
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