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angiodysplasia


Term: angiodysplasia
Literally meaning: “abnormal vessel formation”
Origin: Anc Greek
αγγείο/aggio (=vessel, receptacle) > άγγος/aggos(=tube)
+δυσ-/dys-(=with a negative sense meaning difficult, bad, abnormal, misfortune) > δύω/dyo(=decline) δύση/dysi(=sundown)
πλάσσω/plasso(=create, form, mold)
Coined/History
Phillips first described a vascular abnormality that caused bleeding from the large bowel in a letter to the London Medical Gazette in 1839 but the ternm was coined by  finally in 1974 by Galdabini.  
Source
Galdabini JJ, Waitman AC, Norellio PA, Greenfield AJ, Ezreleta M. Angiodysplasia of the colon: a cause of rectal bleeding. J Cardiovasc Radiol 1978;1:3-13.
Definition
Angiodysplasia is a small vascular malformation beneath the lining of the large intestine.  This condition may be asymptomatic, or it may cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment for angiodysplasia may include laser cautery that is performed during colonscopy. 

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