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n. pl. gran·u·lo·mas or gran·u·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
Any of various nodular masses of granulocytic monocytes and other immune cells, including macrophages and eosinophils, that aggregate in response to a chronic infection, such as tuberculosis, or other inflammatory process.

gran′u·lo′ma·tous (-mə-təs) adj.


n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes
granulomatous adj


(ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.
gran`u•lom′a•tous (-ˈlɒm ə təs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granuloma - a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
gumma - a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis


[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m


n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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Pathology demonstrated pyogenic granuloma, which in this clinical setting is compatible with granuloma gravidarum.
Background: A granuloma is defined as a circumscribed collection of modified macrophages with scattered giant cells and lymphocytes.
Key Words: chronic inflammatory peri-apical pathologies, apical granuloma, radicular cyst.
To determine the efficacy of sclerotherapy in treating pyogenic granuloma.
Intracerebral granuloma associated with brucellosis had been reported in a community-acquired infection (6).
Poor granuloma structure is also known to be associated with disseminated disease.
in their study of the histology of nerve lesions of treated leprosy cases observed that a compact granuloma with a dense collar of lymphocytes around a few epithelioid cells and without giant cells is more in favour of a resolving granuloma.
The lesion is now considered as neoplastic in nature instead of being reactive or infective process and is redesignated as lobular capillary haemangioma instead of pyogenic granuloma.
Existen cuatro formas de infecciones invasivas de dermatofitos: el granuloma de Majocchi, la dermatofitosis profunda, la diseminada, y el micetoma o pseudomicetoma por dermatofitos (2).
Se caracteriza por la formacion de granuloma con tipicos bacilos acido-aocohol resistentes (BAAR) despues de la coloracion con Ziehl-Neelsen (3).
The differential diagnosis for tinea corporis includes allergic contact dermatitis, granuloma annulare, annular elastolytic granuloma, and erythema chronicum migrans.