Dilation of the bile ducts, usually as a sequel to obstruction or from a congenital lack of a portion of the ductal wall. [chol- + G. angeion, vessel, + ektasis, a stretching]

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cho·lan·gi·ec·ta·sis (ko-lan″je-ekґtə-sis) dilatation of a bile duct.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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