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A discrete nodular lesion of inflammatory tissue in which granulation is significant.



a focal growth of inflammatory origin in the cells of young connective tissue in the form of a small node.

Granuloma develops in connection with various (most often infectious) processes (tuberculosis, syphilis, leprosy, brucellosis, tularemia, actinomycosis), with collagenic diseases (such as rheumatism), and at the sites of entry of foreign bodies. Certain granulomas have more specific names, such as the tubercle in tuberculosis and the gumma in syphilis.

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A bone marrow biopsy performed on the 15th hospital day contained numerous noncaseating granulomata.
A repeat bone marrow core biopsy performed 7 weeks after the initial biopsy was normal, with no evidence of granulomata.
Videostroboscopy with a rigid laryngoscope disclosed bilateral vocal process granulomata (figure 1).

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