Skip to Content


Pronunciation: lim-fan'je-ek'ta-sis, -ek-ta'ze-a

Definition: Dilation of the lymphatic vessels, the basic process that may result in the formation of a lymphangioma.

Synonym(s): lymphectasia, telangiectasia lymphatica

[lymphangio- + G. ektasis, a stretching]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.