Medical Dictionary

angiodysplasia

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noun an·gio·dys·pla·sia \ˌan-jē-ō-dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of angiodysplasia

  1. :  an abnormal condition of blood vessels of the gastrointestinal tract and especially the intestine in which vessels are thin, fragile, and enlarged Angiodysplasia is often asymptomatic but intestinal bleeding may occur. Angiodysplasia accounts for 70% of all cases of obscure GI bleeding in the elderly.—Karen Krok, in Complicated Cases in GI, 2009


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