desmoid

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desmoid

 [dez´moid]
1. an unencapsulated, locally invasive, and rarely metastasizing fibromatous tumor arising in the muscle sheath, usually of the abdominal wall, which closely resembles fibrosarcoma. Called also desmoid tumor.
2. fibroid (def. 1).

des·moid

(dez'moyd),
1. Fibrous or ligamentous.
2. A nodule or relatively large mass of unusually firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from active proliferation of fibroblasts, occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children; the fibroblasts infiltrate surrounding muscle and fascia. Synonym(s): abdominal fibromatosis, desmoid tumor
[desmo- + G. eidos, appearance, form]

desmoid

/des·moid/ (dez´moid)
1. fibrous or fibroid.
2. see under tumor.

periosteal desmoid  a benign fibrous tumorlike proliferation of the periosteum, occurring particularly in the medial femoral condyle in adolescents.

desmoid

Aggressive fibromatosis, desmoid tumor, musculoaponeurotic fibromatosis A nonencapsulated mass on the anterior abdominal wall, most commonly in postpartum ♀, often 2º to trauma which, according to anecdotal reports, may regress with local progesterone injection

des·moid

(des'moyd)
1. Fibrous or ligamentous.
2. A nodule or mass of firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from active proliferation of fibroblasts, occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children.
Synonym(s): desmoid tumor.
[desmo- + G. eidos, appearance, form]

desmoid

1. fibrous or fibroid.
2. a fibromatous tumor arising in a muscle sheath; it resembles a fibrosarcoma. Called also desmoid, desmoma.