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09:03 Mar 8, 2004
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German to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical: Cardiology
German term or phrase:LPA Erweiterungs-plastik
Would this be LPA augmentation or LPA extension or ...?
I don't think they're talking about a dilatation here - there isn't any useful context, only that a part of the diagnosis is LPA hypoplasia - my impression is that they're actually talking about a graft or possibly an implant - erweiterungs plastic seems to cover both possibilities. I'm going to go with graft.
are you assuming that LPA means left pulmonary artery?
10:38 Mar 8, 2004
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LPA extension plasty
Explanation: Extension plasty gets a few Googles, as does LPA plasty. Didn't find the combination, however.
Augmentation would be to make something larger, in my opinion.
Melanie Nassar United States Local time: 01:30 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 115
Extension plasty only gets Googles from non-English sites, it clearly doesn't exist as an English term. I stuck with extension in the end, as I think the German term covers both grafts and implants, and it seemed sufficiently, but not over, clear.