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ham·ar·to·ma

 (hăm′ăr′tō′mə)
n.
A benign tumor composed of an abnormal mixture of normal tissue elements that develop and grow at the same rate as adjacent tissue, resulting from faulty development in an organ.

[German Hamartom, Greek hamartanein, to miss the mark, go wrong, German -om, -oma.]

ham′ar′tom′a·tous (-tŏm′ə-təs, -tō′mə-təs) adj.
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Noun1.hamartoma - a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
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ham·ar·to·ma

n. hamartoma, nódulo de tejido superfluo semejante a un tumor usualmente benigno.

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Two of the following three criteria characterize the syndrome: two or more hamartomatous polyps in the GI tract; mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation of the mouth, lips, nose, eyes, genitalia, or fingers; and a family history of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
AMLs are benign hamartomatous tumors that rarely occur in extrarenal locations.
Signal characteristics of these nodules are similar to mature white matter, differentiating these hamartomatous lesions from heterotopic gray matter, an additional developmental lesion implicated in chronic epilepsy.
PJS is characterized by hamartomatous gastrointestinal polyposis and hyperpigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes and is associated with an increased risk of both intestinal and extraintestinal malignancies.
1998) Criteria Age at Onset Major Facial angiofibroma Infancy to adulthood Ungual fibroma Adolescence to adulthood Shagreen patch Childhood Hypomelanotic macule Infancy to childhood Cortical tuber Fetal life Subependymal nodule Childhood to adolescence Subependymal giant Childhood to adolescence cell tumor Retinal hamartoma Infancy Cardiac rhabdomyoma Fetal life Renal angiomyolipoma Childhood to adulthood Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Adolescence to adulthood Minor Multiple pits in dental enamel Hamartomatous rectal polyps Bone cysts Cerebral white-matter radial migration lines Gingival fibromas Nonrenal hamartoma Retinal achromic patch "Confetti" skin lesions Multiple renal cysts Note.
epithelial, lymphoid and germ cell neoplasms; thymic cysts; hyperplasia; and hamartomatous lesions.
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TS is characterised by hamartomatous lesions involving multiple organs.
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