caruncle


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Related to caruncle: lacrimal caruncle, sublingual caruncle

caruncle

[′ka‚rəŋ·kəl]
(anatomy)
Any normal or abnormal fleshy outgrowth, such as the comb and wattles of fowl or the mass in the inner canthus of the eye.
(botany)
A fleshy outgrowth developed from the seed coat near the hilum in some seeds, such as the castor bean.
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The caruncle contains goblet cells, sweat glands, oil-producing sebaceous glands, and fine hairs, and serves as a useful trap for foreign matter
Such lesions may be multiple and appear in the caruncle or fornix.
Melanoma involving the caruncle or the forniceal or palpebral conjunctiva is less common.
Those that are away from the eyeball in the eyelid, caruncle, or fornix have a bad prognosis.
Andean males also have a caruncle, or fleshy comb, on their heads that distinguishes them from females and from California male condors.
50,53) The eyelids of patients with AKC are often thickened, macerated, erythmatous and fissured; symblepharon, cicatricial conjunctivitis and caruncle keratinisation may occur in severe cases; and chronic staphylococcal blepharitis may be present.
Basic anatomical criteria Complementary anatomical criteria Trunk thighs, chest, breast, penis, vulva, shoulders, haunches, navel Upper extremities (arms) elbow, wrist, hand, fingers Lower extremities (legs) knees, calves, ankles, feet, toes Cranial curvature neck, nape, hair, frontal lock of hair Fronto-nasal line Curvature of the nose nasal wings, nasal septum Face mouth, moustache Chin beard Eye eyebrows, lashes, lachrymal caruncle, pupils
Oculocutaneous KS may precede, follow or develop concurrently with the visceral form and may involve the eyelid skin, conjunctiva, plica semilunaris, caruncle, lacrimal sac and rarely the lacrimal gland and orbit.
pT1b: Palpebral conjunctiva involvement (with or without fornix or caruncle involvement)
The main distinguishing characteristic of the muscovy is a red, fleshy protuberance, called a caruncle, around the eyes and the top of the bill.
Urethral caruncle is defined as a highly vascular polypoid lesion originating from the posterior wall of the external urethral mea of women and usually does not exceed 1 cm.