malignant neoplasm


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Noun1.malignant neoplasm - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the bodymalignant neoplasm - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
carcinosarcoma - a malignant neoplasm composed of carcinoma and sarcoma extensively intermixed
malignance, malignancy - (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
myeloma - a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
neuroblastoma - malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
neuroepithelioma - malignant tumor of the neuroepithelium
retinoblastoma - malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
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"Malignant neoplasm of the larynx, trachea, bronchus, and lungs taken collectively is the top leading cause of death among all types of cancer in the country.
Ms Hennessy said: "Almost three in four deaths were from malignant neoplasm (9,198 or 29.6%), diseases of the circulatory system (8,938 or 28.7%) or diseases of the respiratory system (4,165 or 13.4%)."
Radiation exposure is a risk factor for developing second malignant neoplasm, but, in addition, many factors such as genetic abnormality and smoking may make the individual susceptible to develop a second cancer.
Frequency of causes of vocal cord paralysis was recorded as 15.92% (n=39) for idiopathic, 46.53% (n=114) had iatrogenic, 33.06% (n=81) had malignant neoplasm while 4.49% (n=11) had radiation.
Orbital subperiosteal abscess (OSPA) secondary to paranasal sinus mucocele (PSM) is rare, and it may be misdiagnosed as PSM with orbital invasion or even as a malignant neoplasm. The present study explored the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of OSPA.
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and highly aggressive malignant neoplasm which can produce intravascular extension into the inferior vena cava (IVC) rarely extend into the right atrium (RA).
"Whether this pattern will lead to a future increase in the diagnosis of distant-stage disease and prostate cancer mortality requires long-term monitoring because of the slow-growing nature of this malignant neoplasm," the article stated.
Noted the study, "A core needle biopsy of the right plantar foot mass was performed at an external hospital and the pathology results showed the possibility of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma." However, the case referred for consultation at yet another facility, which instead diagnosed the lesion as an epithelioid malignant neoplasm, favoring carcinoma over epithelioid sarcoma, according to the study.
In the youngest age group (0-3 years), malignant neoplasm was not detected.
Parotid gland diseases in the patients in the study (n = 320) Pathology n (%) Benign neoplasm 306 (95.6) Pleomorphic adenoma 244 (76.2) Warthin's tumour 55 (17.2) Simple cyst 5 (1.6) Monomorphic adenoma 2 (0.6) Malignant neoplasm 14 (4.3) Mucoepidermoid carcinoma 8 (2.5) Skin tumour infiltrating the gland 2 (0.6) Adenoid cystic carcinoma 1 (0.3) Acinic cell carcinoma 1 (0.3) Adenocarcinoma 1 (0.3) Carcinoma ex adenoma 1 (0.3) Table 2.

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