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benign

Pathol (of a tumour, etc.) not threatening to life or health; not malignant

benign

[bə′nīn]
(medicine)
Of no danger to life or health.
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The etiology of these benign tumours is still unknown.
The male: female ratio for benign tumours was almost equal.
Because benign tumours are isolated lumps, they can often be treated by surgical removal.
Conclusion: In the major salivary glands, benign tumours are much more common than the malignant tumours with the parotid being the most common location of both benign and malignant tumours.
Oncocytoma, also known as oxyphil adenoma is an uncommon benign tumour accounting for 1% of all benign tumours of the parotid.
Surface epithelial tumours were found common benign tumours 75% followed by germ cell tumours 25%.
The findings by experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggested that drugs that restore p53 function could help prevent aggressive lung cancers from metastasising, though they might spare benign tumour cells that could later turn aggressive.
One malignant and 8 benign tumours were excluded because the central area could not be defined.
Already Parr can observe differences in the mtDNA rearrangement of sequence in malignant or benign tumours of the 40 volunteered patients.
6) Small benign tumours are quite indistinguishable from their malignant counterparts.
The diagnosis 'benign' used for frozen section included benign tumours and non-neoplastic conditions like luteal cysts 3(5.