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Synonyms for ectasia

dilatation or distension of a hollow organ

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Annuloaortic ectasia with or without aortic regurgitation, aortic dissection, pulmonary artery dilation, and mitral valve prolapse are the common complications of Marfan syndrome.
Aortic insufficiency resulting from annuloaortic ectasia and ascending aortic aneurysm together with aortic coarctation rarely occur, and surgical treatment is difficult.
Major Causes of Chronic Aortic Regurgitation Annuloaortic ectasia Behcet syndrome Age related aortic dilatation Hypertension Cystic medial necrosis Aortitis (Marfan's or isolated) (syphilis, giant cell arteritis) Relapsing polychondritis Congenital aortic regurgitation Ehlers Danlos syndrome Systemic lupus erythematosus Drug induced valvulopathy Rheumatoid arthritis Whipple's disease Bicuspid aortic valve Crohn's disease Trauma Takayasu's arteritis Endocarditis Osteogenesis imperfecta Rheumatic fever Psoriatic Arthritis Myxomatous degeneration Ankylosing spondylitis Table 3.