benign tumor

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Noun1.benign tumor - a tumor that is not cancerousbenign tumor - a tumor that is not cancerous  
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
adenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
chondroma - a common benign tumor of cartilage cells
enchondroma - benign slow-growing tumor of cartilaginous cells at the ends of tubular bones (especially in the hands and feet)
fibroma - nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue
myoma - a benign tumor composed of muscle tissue
myxoma - a benign tumor of connective tissue containing jellylike material
neurinoma - tumor (usually benign) of the sheath surrounding a nerve
osteoblastoma - benign tumor of bone and fibrous tissue; occurs in the vertebrae or femur or tibia or arm bones (especially in young adults)
osteochondroma - benign tumor containing both bone and cartilage; usually occurs near the end of a long bone
osteoma - a slow growing benign tumor of consisting of bone tissue; usually on the skull or mandible
papillary tumor, papillary tumour, papilloma, villoma - a benign epithelial tumor forming a rounded mass
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She was rushed to Walton immediately for the surgery to remove the benign growth that was pressing on her spine and deadening her legs, and spent three weeks in hospital afterwards.
In adolescents, premenstrual pains, benign growth pains or pains due to heavy exercise are observed frequently.
But the benign growth patterns of a few decades ago no longer exist.
What It Is: An ear polyp is a benign growth that starts in the middle ear.
The good news for fans of the ITV2 reality dating show, the test results showed that the lump was actually a benign growth, known as fibroadenoma.
As trichilemmoma is a benign growth, no treatment is needed.
A choanal polyp (CP) manifests as a unilateral benign growth blocking the nasal passage and most commonly originates from the maxillary sinus.
However, retail sales on Tuesday showed that US consumer spending should support the already more than benign growth in the second half of the year.
Microscopically, polyp growth had fibroblastic cell proliferation (whorls and interlacing bundles of fibroblastic cells) and slight congestion which was suggestive of presence of benign growth in form of a unilateral nasal polyp.
Screening consists of a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a protein made in the prostate gland, levels of which can become elevated if cancer is present, or when there is an infection of the prostate, -or a benign growth, or if the prostate has been manipulated with instruments (for example, during a biopsy).

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