What is dilatation?

Also known as: dilation.

Dilatation (also called dilation) is the process of opening up a narrow body part in order to restore its function or perform a medical procedure on it. The process of dilatation can be performed in different ways depending on which body part is affected.

Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD

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