hamartoma


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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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Hamartoma of the mitral valve with blood cysts: a rare tumor detected by echocardiography.
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But in Antonia's case the cerebellum - the part of the brain responsible for motor control and some cognitive functions - had overgrown and developed a hamartoma, a type of benign tumour.
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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.
Subsequent studies demonstrated rearrangement of the HMGIY locus in hamartoma of the breast (37), a pericentric inversion of chromosome 6 involving band p21 in a uterine leiomyoma (38), and a translocation leading to an intergenic fusion with the LAMA4 gene (laminin a4) in a pulmonary chondroid hamartoma (39).