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n. pl. gran·u·lo·mas or gran·u·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
Any of various nodular masses of granulocytic monocytes and other immune cells, including macrophages and eosinophils, that aggregate in response to a chronic infection, such as tuberculosis, or other inflammatory process.

gran′u·lo′ma·tous (-mə-təs) adj.


n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes
granulomatous adj


(ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.
gran`u•lom′a•tous (-ˈlɒm ə təs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granuloma - a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
gumma - a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis


[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m


n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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Giant cell reparative granuloma and brown tumor of hyperparathyroidism contain areas of aggregated giant cells that have less nuclei-per-cell than those in the GCT and have a more fibrotic stroma with more prominent hemorrhage and hemosiderin deposition than the GCT.
The wall of an ABC shows many of the same histologic features as the entity giant cell reparative granuloma or "solid" ABC.
Aneurysmal bone cyst, chondroblastoma, dermoid cyst, chondrosarcoma, giant cell reparative granuloma, and pigmented villonodular synovitis are the most important entities that should be included in the radiologic differential diagnosis.
These include aneurysmal bone cyst, chondroblastoma, nonossifying fibroma, giant cell reparative granuloma, pigmented villonodular synovitis, giant cell tumor of tendon sheath, and giant cell-rich osteosarcoma.

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