infiltrative


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to infiltrative: infiltrative cardiomyopathy

in·fil·trate

 (ĭn-fĭl′trāt′, ĭn′fĭl-)
v. in·fil·trat·ed, in·fil·trat·ing, in·fil·trates
v.tr.
1.
a. To pass (troops, for example) surreptitiously into enemy-held territory.
b. To penetrate with hostile intent: infiltrate enemy lines; terrorists that had infiltrated the country.
2. To enter or take up positions in gradually or surreptitiously, as for purposes of espionage or takeover: infiltrated key government agencies with spies.
3. To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
4. To permeate (a porous substance) with a liquid or gas.
v.intr.
To gain entrance gradually or surreptitiously.
n.
One that infiltrates, especially an abnormal substance that accumulates gradually in cells or body tissues.

in·fil′tra·tive (-trə-tĭv) adj.
in·fil′tra·tor n.
Translations

infiltrative, infiltrating

adj infiltrante
References in periodicals archive ?
Uncommon exceptions to this norm include infiltrative lipomas and myelolipomas.
NF1 patients have an approximately 30% to 50% lifetime risk of developing plexiform neurofibromas, or PN, which are tumors that grow in an infiltrative pattern along the peripheral nerve sheath and that can cause severe disfigurement, pain and functional impairment; in rare cases, NF1-PN may be fatal.
Numerous mitoses, nuclear atypia, or infiltrative growth should prompt concern for sebaceous carcinoma.
In general, it can be classified into nodular, pigmented, superficial, infiltrative, sclerosing, and fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FEP).[1] However, an unusual polypoid type can be present.
The Phase II, randomized, double-blind, comparator- and placebo-controlled clinical trial will evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of TLC590 compared with ropivacaine and placebo via a single infiltrative local administration in approximately 200 patients following bunionectomy across five sites in the US.
In this case, multiple intraosseous infiltrative lipomas and benign subcutaneous encapsulated lipomas were diagnosed.
On the other hand, micronodular, morpheaphorm, sclerosing, infiltrative, and basosquamous subtypes are considered to be high-risk due to their tendency for recurrence (6, 7, 8).
In desmoplastic trichilemmoma, small clusters of cells are arranged in an infiltrative pattern that resembles invasive carcinoma.
Various causes of parotid enlargement in seropositive (HIV) patients are diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome, parotitis, intraparotid lymphadenopathy; benign lymphoepithelial cyst (BLEC), adenoid cystic carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, and lymphoma.
Grossly, they are not encapsulated, but multilobulated and can be circumscribed or infiltrative. Histologically, they constitute of bland spindle cells with scant cytoplasm and occasional mitotic figures.
As a result, patients' living quality as well as physical and psychological healths are severely affected.2 Endometriosis can be classified into peritoneal, ovarian and deeply infiltrative types.
Two cases who showed infiltrative invasion and architectural complexity with desmoplasia were diagnosed with well-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma (Figure 8-10).