psammoma

(redirected from psammoma body)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to psammoma body: keratin pearl

psammoma

[sa′mäm·ə]
(medicine)
A tumor, usually a meningioma, which contains psammoma bodies.
References in periodicals archive ?
Abbreviations: ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone; ASU, [alpha] subunit; Ca++, calcified psammoma body calcifications; FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone; GH, growth hormone; H&E, hematoxylin-eosin; IHC, immunohistochemistry; LH, luteinizing hormone; NF, neurofilament; PRL, prolactin; r/o, rule out; TSH, thyroid-stimulating hormone; TTF-1, thyroid transcription factor 1.
Psammoma body microcalcifications are specific to papillary thyroid cancer (10-11).
BMP are a family of growth factors regulating a wide variety of biological processes like bone formation and psammoma body formation in ovarian tumours.