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infiltration

 [in″fil-tra´shun]
1. the pathological accumulation in tissue or cells of substances not normal to them or in amounts in excess of the normal.
2. infiltrate (def. 2).
3. the deposition of a solution directly into tissue; see infiltration anesthesia.
adipose infiltration fatty infiltration.
calcareous infiltration deposit of lime and magnesium salts in the tissues.
cellular infiltration the migration and accumulation of cells within the tissues.
fatty infiltration
1. a deposit of fat in tissues, especially between cells.
2. the presence of fat vacuoles in the cell cytoplasm.
intravenous infiltration
1. the movement of a needle or cannula from within a vessel into the surrounding tissue. The typical symptoms are a slowed flow of fluids, swelling, pallor, coolness of the skin, and discomfort in the area; severity of the symptoms will depend on the amount and type of fluid infused.
2. inadvertent administration of parenteral fluid into the tissues.

fat·ty in·fil·tra·tion

abnormal accumulation of fat droplets in the cytoplasm of cells, particularly of fat derived from outside the cells.
See also: fatty degeneration.

fatty infiltration

a normal phase of breast development, characterized by accumulation of increased amounts of fat around the parenchymal breast tissue. It is normally followed later in life by involution.

fat·ty in·fil·tra·tion

(fat'ē in'fil-trā'shŭn)
Abnormal accumulation of fat droplets in the cytoplasm of cells, particularly of fat derived from outside the cells.
See also: fatty degeneration

infiltration

the diffusion or accumulation in a tissue or cells of substances not normal to it or in amounts in excess of the normal; also, the material so accumulated.

adipose infiltration
fatty infiltration.
infiltration anesthesia
the injection of a number of small amounts into the tissue around the operation site.
calcareous infiltration
deposit of lime and magnesium salts in the tissues.
cellular infiltration
the migration and accumulation of cells within the tissues.
fatty infiltration
1. a deposit of fat in tissues, especially between cells.
2. the presence of fat vacuoles in the cell cytoplasm.
urinous infiltration
the extravasation of urine into a tissue.
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MRI can also well demonstrate fatty infiltration of muscles, bony overgrowth and cortical thickening.
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Patients with Type 2 diabetes had fatty infiltration of the liver more than half the time," said Mappa.
11), we believe that in cases with greater suspicion, for example, in the presence of diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, an effort should be made to collect a frozen specimen of liver and a skin biopsy (5).
On histology, the IAC tumor showed nerve tissue with fatty infiltration (figure 2), while the forearm tumor showed an angiolipoma.
4]-treated rats showed fatty infiltration, wide spread hepatocellular lytic necrosis and hemorrhage with lymphocyte infiltrations in portal areas (Figure2-3).
We can understand more about organ and tissue masses, for example, or fatty infiltrations in individual organs like the liver and pancreas, by focusing on the nature of each body component, rather than by relying on an overall body score.