Angiodysplasia D016888

Diseases [C] » Cardiovascular Diseases [C14] » Vascular Diseases » Angiodysplasia

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Acquired degenerative dilation or expansion (ectasia) of normal BLOOD VESSELS, often associated with aging. They are isolated, tortuous, thin-walled vessels and sources of bleeding. They occur most often in mucosal capillaries of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT leading to GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE and ANEMIA.   MeSH

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