Granuloma

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granuloma

[‚gran·yə′lō·mə]
(medicine)
A discrete nodular lesion of inflammatory tissue in which granulation is significant.

Granuloma

 

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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The spinal cord tumors, seen by magnetic resonance, proved to be sarcoid granulomas (Figure 8).
The macrophages within sarcoid granulomas tend to become epithelioid and form multinucleated giant cells.
In contrast to hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sarcoid granulomas are well formed and have a lymphangitic distribution.
One is gastric ulcer formation, in which localized mucosa is infiltrated with sarcoid granulomas.