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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Another study conducted by Gautam et al10 has also given tuberculous granuloma as the commonest type 68.
Histologically presence of caseating tuberculous granulomas is the gold standard for diagnosis of GITB as acid fast bacilli are detected in very few cases.
Isolated extradural tuberculous granuloma of the cervical spine: a case report.
Staphylococcus epidermidis was found in one patient; pathologic examination revealed a tuberculous granuloma.
At autopsy, multiple tuberculous granulomas were found (5).
However, bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy gave the bacteriologic confirmation of the disease, and tuberculous granulomas were evident in bone marrow biopsy specimens.
Children who develop miliary TB exhibit fever, anorexia, failure to thrive, and, often, hepatomegaly indicating tuberculous granulomas on the liver.
Abdelwahab IF, Present DA, Zwass A, Klein MJ, Mazzara J: Tumorlike tuberculous granulomas of bone: a case report.
It has been hypothesized that tuberculous granulomas in the endometrium are sometimes not necrotic because of the turnover rate of these tissues as part of the normal menstrual cycle.