benign tumour

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Related to benign tumour: benign tumor, Malignant tumour
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Noun1.benign tumour - a tumor that is not cancerousbenign tumour - 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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Summary: A team of surgeons at the Shaikh Khalifa Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah removed a rare but benign tumour from a 37-year-old Emirati woman's heart.
It is a rare benign tumour of mesenchymal origin and known to occur in the genital regions of both genders predominantly affecting the vulva of middle aged females and inguinal region of elderly males (2).
Therefore, while an elevated AFP in a child over 1 year old with a testis tumour almost always reflects the presence of a yolk sac tumour, an elevated level in infants can occur in the setting of a benign tumour.
He died last week of meningioma, a normally benign tumour.
A spokeswoman for the 74-year-old Hollywood star said she was "recovering nicely" after the operation to remove a benign tumour on the lining of her brain.
The TV veteran's spokesperson revealed last week that the star had been diagnosed with meningioma, a benign tumour of the brain's lining tissue, several years ago and had been monitored by doctors ever since.
It is the same knee which required two previous operations, the first to remove a benign tumour in 1994 and then arthroscopic surgery in December 2002.
SOUTH African Trevor Immelman, his life given a new perspective when he was operated on for a benign tumour in December, led The Masters on his own after a second successive 68 at Augusta National yesterday.
A MEDICAL team led by renowned American plastic surgeon, Dr McKay McKinnon, began a marathon operation in Bucharest yesterday to remove a 80kg benign tumour from a Romanian woman.