myxoma


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myx·o·ma

 (mĭk-sō′mə)
n. pl. myx·o·mas or myx·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor, most often found in the heart, composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.

myx·o′ma·tous (-sō′mə-təs, -sŏm′ə-) adj.

myxoma

(mɪkˈsəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
myxomatous adj

myx•o•ma

(mɪkˈsoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
[1865–70]
myx•om′a•tous (-ˈsɒm ə təs) adj.

myxoma

a soft tumor formed of gelatinous tissue. — myxomatous, adj.
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Noun1.myxoma - a benign tumor of connective tissue containing jellylike material
Translations

myx·o·ma

n. mixoma, tumor compuesto de tejido conjuntivo.

myxoma

n mixoma m
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Now the researchers have found that the myxoma virus, found in rabbits, can do double duty, quelling the unwanted side effects of a bone marrow transplant and destroying cancer cells, said the study published in the journal Blood.
Ultrasonography indicated infantile uterus and ovaries, normal thyroid, no cardiac myxoma.
Practical PCR testing using DNA from cowpox, monkeypox, ectromelia, parapox-ORF, myxoma, avipox, and molluscipox viruses showed no cross-reactivity.
Bone marrow transplants from partially matched donors carry about an 80 percent risk of graft-versus-host disease and the myxoma treatment would address that,' Cogle added.
Selected myxoid tumors: myxoma (A), cellular myxoma (B), nodular fasciitis (C), schwannoma (D), low-grade myxofibrosarcoma (E), and high-grade myxofibrosarcoma (F) (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X100 [A through F]).
LEHRMAM KL, PROZAN GB, ULLYOT D--Atrial myxoma presenting as acute myocardial infarction.
A distinctive, heritable tumor with special associations, including cardiac myxoma and the Cushing syndrome.
Myxoma is defined as "a tumor composed of sometimes spindle-shaped cells set in a myxoid stroma containing mucopolysaccharide, through which course very delicate reticulin fibers in various directions and which is locally invasive.
Other clinical entities such as ameloblastic fibroma, odontogenic myxoma, intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma and central odontogenic fibroma must be considered although they occur less frequently (20).
This built on the massive reductions achieved in the 1950s from the release of the myxoma virus, which killed more than 85% of Australias rabbit population.
The differential diagnosis should include lumbar radiculopathy, post-traumatic intraneural hemorrhage, and nerve compression near the tendinous arch located at the fibular insertion of the peroneal longus due to muscle and nerve tumors, including schwannoma, neurofibroma, sarcoma, and myxoma.