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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A rhinolith which is mimicking a nasal benign tumor.
Skieresz, however, missed the collegiate outdoor track season this spring after she was diagnosed with a benign tumor in her leg.
Surgical excision of this slowly growing benign tumor was not indicated in this case.
She was 13 weeks pregnant when a visit to her ob-gyn revealed she had a hydatidiform mole, a pregnancy-related chromosomal mix-up that results in a benign tumor.
Meanwhile, the 65-year-old actress is planning a trip overseas in May, two months after brain surgery to remove a benign tumor.
20, surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center removed a 2-inch benign tumor from Taylor's left parietal lobe, above and behind her ear.
The Hopkins scientists believe their method may one day provide physicians with a reliable way of screening stool samples for the earliest signs of colon and rectal trouble, perhaps even before a benign tumor or polyp turns malignant.
Elizabeth Taylor was in good condition five days after brain surgery to remove a benign tumor, and the Oscar-winning actress will leave the hospital Wednesday, her spokeswoman said.
Doctors on Thursday removed a 2-inch, benign tumor from the actress's brain.
Somatuline([R]) was initially developed in Europe for the treatment of acromegaly (a disorder caused by the over-production of growth hormone secondary to a benign tumor of the anterior pituitary gland) and, in most European countries, is also approved for the treatment of symptoms associated with neuroendocrine tumors.
Rushed to the hospital, doctors removed a benign tumor from Washington's brain during a six-hour operation.