desmoplasia

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desmoplasia

[‚dez·mə′plā·zhə]
(medicine)
The formation and proliferation of connective tissue, frequently in the growth of tumors.
The formation of adhesions.
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In contrast to ductal adenocarcinoma, the cytologic appearance of the epithelium lining the tubules in pancreatoblastoma is low grade, and the desmoplastic response seen with adenocarcinomas is absent.
The desmoplastic response to infiltrating breast carcinoma: gene expression at the site of primary invasion and implications for comparisons between tumor types.
The neoplastic glands evoked a desmoplastic response within the stroma, which also exhibited a moderate mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate (Fig 1, a and b).
The bulk of the tumor showed prominent basaloid/squamoid differentiation and desmoplastic response.