cystic disease

cystic disease

[′sis·tik di′zēz]
(medicine)
A disorder of women, usually at or near menopause, characterized by the development of large cysts in the breast.
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Bilateral Adventitial Cystic Disease of the Popliteal Artery.
Adventitial cystic disease (ACD) of the arteries is rare accounting for 0.
The incidence of developing RCCs in the native kidneys of patients with acquired cystic disease of the kidney (ACDK) is approximately 3% to 7%, which represents up to 100 times greater risk than that found in the general population.
Congenital cystic disease of the lung in infants and children.
Other topics include (for example) the endocrine functions of adipose tissue; VEGF-A and the induction of pathological angiogenesis; cystic disease of the kidney; and the pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension.
The first case of nonparasitic cystic disease of the liver was reported by Bristowe in 1856, (1) who stressed its association with polycystic liver disease.
16) They found a statistically significant infrequency of gross cystic disease fluid protein-15 in eccrine sweat gland carcinomas, a paucity of carcinoembryonic antigen in breast cancers, and an absence of estrogen receptor protein in salivary duct carcinomas.
Less common, but significant, is cystic disease of the biliary tree.
The Bosniak classification of renal cystic disease [Table omitted]
No consistent pattern was observed when neoplasms were stained with antibodies to carcinoembryonic antigen, S100 protein, gross cystic disease fluid protein 15, epithelial membrane antigen, BCL1, or BCL2.
1 The existence of any correlation between the severity of cystic disease in the liver with renal cystic disease is controversial.
Danforth26 acknowledged the rudimentary nature of the current understanding of these diseases, which handicapped formation of a satisfactory classification, at the conclusion of his article, when he wrote, I have to express my regret that so much remains to be learned about cystic disease.