angiodysplasia

noun

an·​gio·​dys·​pla·​sia ˌan-jē-ō-dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce angiodysplasia (audio)
: an abnormal condition of blood vessels of the gastrointestinal tract and especially the intestine in which vessels are thin, fragile, and enlarged

Note: 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

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“Angiodysplasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/angiodysplasia. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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