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Stenosis
Classification and external resources

CT scan of a bronchial stenosis (arrow) that resulted from tracheobronchial injury
MeSH D003251

A stenosis (plural: stenoses; from Ancient Greek στένωσις, "narrowing") is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure.

It is also sometimes called a "stricture" (as in urethral stricture).

The term "coarctation" is synonymous,[1] but is commonly used only in the context of aortic coarctation.

Contents

Diagnosis

Stenoses of the vascular type are often associated with unusual blood sounds resulting from turbulent flow over the narrowed blood vessel. This bruit can be made audible by a stethoscope but, diagnosis is generally made or confirmed with some form of medical imaging.

Causes

Types

The resulting syndrome depends on the structure affected.

Examples of vascular stenotic lesions include:

Stenoses/strictures of other bodily structures/organs include:

See also

References

Dr. Douglas Dembinski & Dr. Richard Godby, Stenosis: A Comprehensive Review, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, March 2008

External links

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Wikispecies

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Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea
Familia: Tenebrionidae
Subfamilia: Pimeliinae
Tribus: Stenosini
Genera: Stenosis
Species: S. armeniacus - S. canariensis - S. punctiventris

Name

Stenosis Herbst, 1799

Reference

Atlas of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) of Russia


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