benign tumour


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benign tumour

Any neoplasm that neither invades locally nor metastasises. Typically benign tumours grow slowly by expansion and are enclosed in a fibrous capsule or pseudocapsule.
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These tumours need to be distinguished from other benign tumours and aggressive tumours occurring in the same site.
NELSON MANDELA Former South African President Nelson Mandela was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 83 in July 2001, and 11 years later he had prostate surgery to remove some benign tumours.
IFG and AUC in the periphery, and PE and AUC in the centre of the lesions, differed significantly between malignant and benign tumours.
One malignant and 8 benign tumours were excluded because the central area could not be defined.
Ultrasound measurements were performed over the central area of the tumour in 31 malignant and 10 benign tumours (Table IV).
The combined size of tumours amongst mice given bexarotene for 12 weeks, after developing benign tumours from an injection of a lung carcinogen, shrank by around 50%.
Already Parr can observe differences in the mtDNA rearrangement of sequence in malignant or benign tumours of the 40 volunteered patients.
He had suffered from von Recklinghausen disease, as depicted in the film Elephant man, with huge benign tumours growing on the face.
These symptoms are also signs of benign tumours (non cancerous) which cause enlargement of the prostate.