benign tumor

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benign tumor

[bə′nīn ′tü·mər]
(medicine)
A nonmalignant neoplasm.
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Physiologic hormonal changes, benign growth, cysts, some congenital anomaly/variants or syndromes, traumas and rarely malignancies may cause breast problems.
Benign growth showed M: F ratio of 2.6:1 and in malignant growth the ratio was 1:2.3.
So they went ahead and removed the benign growth based on the earlier report."
Intraductal papilloma is a benign growth within the ductal system and presents as bloody nipple discharge.
The macroeconomic picture is one of stability against the backdrop of a relatively benign growth outlook.
A pilar cyst is a benign growth that may be caused by a hair follicle blocking and filling with a substance called sebum.
The assumption that a benign growth and interest-rate environment was a permanent state of affairs led to a massive failure of fiscal counter-cyclicality in the advanced economies, as budget deficits became chronic, rather than a response to depressed domestic demand.
Characteristics of adrenal myelolipomas are extrapolated to apply to these structures which present in a variety of locations.[sup.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.

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