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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.
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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
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(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.
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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
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[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m
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n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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Treatment modalities available for isolated solitary orbital eosinophilic granuloma include surgical resection, resection with post-op chemotherapy, intralesional steroids followed by resection, radiotherapy, or a combination of two or more modalities with good prognosis while chemotherapy as a first line modality is primarily used only for multisystem disease [10-12].
Background: A granuloma is defined as a circumscribed collection of modified macrophages with scattered giant cells and lymphocytes.
Key Words: chronic inflammatory peri-apical pathologies, apical granuloma, radicular cyst.
Intracerebral granuloma associated with brucellosis had been reported in a community-acquired infection (6).
Lungs are the most common site of infection in TB, but extra-pulmonary disease is becoming more prevalent.3 Granuloma, the histopathological hallmark of mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)infection, represents both an immunological and physical barrier meant to contain the infection.
in their study of the histology of nerve lesions of treated leprosy cases observed that a compact granuloma with a dense collar of lymphocytes around a few epithelioid cells and without giant cells is more in favour of a resolving granuloma.
Lobular capillary haemangioma (Pyogenic granuloma) is a well-known and commonly occurring benign vascular lesion of the skin and mucous membrane especially of oral cavity, but rarely occurs at other places1.
Granuloma annulare (GA) is a granulomatous dermatitis, with various clinical forms such as localized, generalized (or disseminated), perforating and subcutaneous GA.
Fluoroscopy followed by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) was performed to further characterize the lesion location, revealing that the foreign body had perforated the ventral aspect of the ventriculus wall and that the ventral extremity of the foreign body was surrounded by a mass, consistent with a granuloma.
La respuesta del huesped a la persistencia del estimulo microbiano se traduce en una lucha constante por la defensa y mantencion del equilibrio mediante procesos de inflamacion, reabsorcion y destruccion tisular, con la subsecuente generacion de una lesion osteolitica periapical, posible de visualizar radiograficamente y de identificar histologicamente como granuloma periapical o quiste radicular (Nair, 2004; Schulz et al, 2009; Zero et al.).