colonic angiodysplasiamedical dictionary

<gastroenterology> Abnormal collections of blood vessels (vascular ectasias) usually located in the right colon in persons over age 60.

Angiodysplasias account for 40% of the cases of recurrent or chronic lower GI bleeding in the elderly.

Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form

(27 Sep 1997)