hamartoma

Tumour-like but non-neoplastic overgrowth of tissue that is disordered in structure. Examples are haemangiomas (that include the vascular naevus or birthmark) and the pigmented naevus (mole).

Hamartoma

A hamartoma is a type of tumour - They are usually benign, but may become malignant - The cells within a hamartoma are the normal cells for that tissue and are normal in appearance, however they are - excessive in number - or - sited in the wrong place in the tissue - or - the structure of the different cell types in the tissue is deranged - A port … ...

Hamartoma

A hamartoma is a benign, focal malformation that resembles a neoplasm in the tissue of its origin. This is not a malignant tumor, and it grows at the same rate as the surrounding tissues. It is composed of tissue elements normally found at that site, but which are growing in a disorganized mass. They occur in many different parts of the body and a...
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hamartoma

<oncology, tumour> Tumour like but nonneoplastic overgrowth of tissue that is disordered in structure. ... Examples are haemangiomas (that include the vascular naevus or birthmark) and the pigmented naevus mole). ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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hamartoma

(ham″ahr-to´mә) a benign tumorlike nodule composed of an overgrowth of mature cells and tissues normally present in the affected part, but often with one element predominating.
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hamartoma

A benign (not cancer) growth made up of an abnormal mixture of cells and tissues normally found in the area of the body where the growth occurs.
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hamartoma

benign tumourlike growth made up of normal mature cells in abnormal number or distribution. While malignant tumours contain poorly differentiated ...
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hamartoma

hamartoma 1. A tumor-like mass resulting from the faulty growth or development of normal cells or tissue. 2. A benign tumor ,or tumorlike lesion, composed of one or more tissues normal to the organ but abnormally mixed and overgrown; for example, a hamartoma of the lung may contain a mixture of cartilage, connective tissue, and bronchial epitheliu...
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Hamartoma

Hamartoma: A benign (noncancerous) tumor-like growth consisting of a disorganized mixture of cells and tissues normally found in the area of the body where the growth occurs.
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hamartoma

Type: Term Pronunciation: ham′ahr-tō′mă Definitions: 1. A focal malformation that resembles a neoplasm, grossly and even microscopically, but results from faulty development in an organ; composed of an abnormal mixture of tissue elements, or an abnormal proportion of a single element, normally present in that site, which devel...
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hamartoma

[n] - a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ
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