dilatation dilatation  /ˌdɪ lə ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
  2. (n) the act of expanding an aperture



  • Indeed, when the arteries of a few patients were re-examined a month or so after balloon dilatation, doctors could not see where the original narrowings had been.


  • Cordis Announces Additional Sizes of SLEEK® OTW Platform

    Cordis Corporation announced the European CE marking and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of additional sizes of its SLEEK® OTW platform, a 0.014 inch ultra-low profile percutaneous transluminal angioplasty dilatation catheter.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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