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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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Research variables were; types of cutaneous granuloma with attributes of tuberculous granuloma, cutaneous leishmaniasis, fungal granuloma, foreign body granuloma, leprosy, sarcoid granuloma, malakoplakia and necrobiotic granuloma.
Histopathological report (Figure 4) confirmed the diagnosis of skeletal tuberculosis by showing tuberculous granuloma with central caseous necrosis surrounded by epithelioid cells and Langhans type giant cells.
Most common finding on microscopic examination was tuberculous granuloma (97.
The tuberculous granuloma (tuberculoma) is the most common form of parenchymal lesion [3].
Tuberculous granuloma induction via interaction of a bacterial secreted protein with host epithelium.
Caption: Figure 4 Histopathology showing tuberculous granuloma with caseous necrosis.
Extraosseous extradural tuberculous granuloma simulating a herniated lumbar disc.
The chest HRCT result was consistent with miliary tuberculosis (Figure 1), and the brain MRI revealed findings were consistent with tuberculous granuloma and tuberculous meningitis (Figure 2).
The patient was diagnosed with tuberculous granuloma of the nose and tuberculous lymphadenopathy.