Literally meaning: “vessel enlargement”
Origin: Anc Greek
αγγείο/aggio (=vessel, receptacle) > άγγος/aggos(=tube)
+ μέγας/megas(=great, large, mighty" > (feminine) μεγάλη/megali,
Angiomegaly is a vascular disorder characterized by elongated and distended blood vessels affecting the arterial (arteriomegaly) and/or venous system (venomegaly). The angiomegaly involves an increased risk of thromboembolism and aneurysmal degeneration in affected subjects, even if they have been asymptomatic for a long time.