blastoma


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blas·to·ma

 (blă-stō′mə)
n. pl. blas·to·mas or blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A neoplasm composed of immature and undifferentiated cells.

blastoma

(ˌblæsˈtəʊmə)
n, pl -mata or -mas
(Pathology) pathol
a. a tumour composed of embryonic tissue that has not yet developed a specialized function
b. (in combination): neuroblastoma.
[C20: New Latin, from blasto- + -oma]

blastoma

a neoplasm arising in the blastema, i.e., tissue from which an organ or part is formed. Also blastocytoma.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blastoma - a tumor composed of immature undifferentiated cells
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
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Susan's 18-month-old son Edward died in 1991 after a 28-week struggle against cancerous blastoma which destroyed his internal organs.
Gastroblastoma has been compared to other blastomas, such as pleuropulmonary blastoma, hepatoblastoma, and nephroblastoma.
the International Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Registry at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and other collaborating institutions adds the final link to the chain connecting the gene DICER1 to cancer development -- something that had been suspected but until now not definitively demonstrated.
And so obsolete now that bilateral retina blastoma has removed the eyes they should protect and replaced them with two fake eyes, coloured as best they can like his mother's.
Prestwich, from Salt Lake City, has flown 20 missions in the past year, which have included flying a little girl from Saratoga Springs to Los Angeles for retinal blastoma treatment, transporting a healthcare professional going to Native American tribes to perform cancer screenings and promote education, and flying a Wendover, UT man to receive treatment for Lung Cancer.
Mum Ann-Marie Vyse with her young son Billy, who has had treatment after being diagnosed with an advanced stage of neuro- blastoma.
Aidan is one of fewer than 100 people in the world with cerebral neuro blastoma, a highly malignant brain tumour.
65,66) An additional consideration for the Sertoli cell nodules that have been colonized by IGCNU is gonado blastoma, especially when there is matrix calcification.
Bethany suffers from neuro- blastoma, which is only found in the under- fives.
Other than pleuropulmonary blastoma family tumor and dysplasia syndrome, a rare syndrome related to germline mutation of DICER1 gene, most intraocular medulloepitheliomas occur sporadically and are not associated with congenital malformation or cytogenic abnormality.
In the 2004 World Health Organization (WHO) classification, (2) sarcomatoid carcinoma is used as an overall term for a spectrum of tumors that includes pleomorphic carcinoma, spindle cell carcinoma, giant cell carcinoma, carcinosarcoma, and blastoma.
2,4-11) Pulmonary blastoma is an exception in that it demonstrates an equal sex ratio and has a mean age at diagnosis of 35 years.