benign tumor

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benign tumor

[bə′nīn ′tü·mər]
(medicine)
A nonmalignant neoplasm.
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5] Imaging characteristics of these lesions suggest a benign growth pattern.
The president underwent surgery in Germany in March to remove his gall bladder and a benign growth in the lining of his small intestine, setting off speculation about how long he will stay in office.
The question of who will succeed Mubarak, Egypt's ruler of nearly 30 years, gained added importance when the elder Mubarak traveled to Germany earlier this year for surgery to remove his gallbladder and a benign growth in the stomach lining which raised questions about the president's health.
But what was initially thought to have been a benign growth in her lower abdomen turned out to be full-blown cancer, and Mrs Robson died soon after being re-admitted to the hospital.
The footage was the first of the Egyptian ruler since he had an operation to get his gall-bladder and a benign growth removed on March 6.
James, who underwent a five-hour surgery to remove a benign growth on his jaw, also asked Stern to apologize to fans and reporters on his behalf.
The Bank's central case scenario is that growth will resume in the final quarter of this year, followed by relatively benign growth next quarter.
Specialists at the Khoula Hospital immediately realised surgery was her only option, and she went under the knife later that day for a six-hour operation to remove the benign growth from her brain.
2 : not causing death or serious harm <a benign growth on the skin>
Charles' father the Duke of Edinburgh underwent a minor procedure in 1996 to erase a small benign growth on his nose.
This is a benign growth of bone that can become painful with friction from shoes.

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