fibrous capsule


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fi·brous cap·sule

[TA]
any fibrous envelope of a part; the fibrous capsule of an organ.
See also: fibrous layer.

fibrous capsule

1 the external layer of an articular capsule. It surrounds the articulation of two adjoining bones.
2 the external, tough membranous envelope surrounding some visceral organs, such as the liver. Compare synovial membrane.

fi·brous cap·sule

(fī'brŭs kap'sŭl) [TA]
Any fibrous envelope of a part; the fibrous capsule of an organ.
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In most cases the lymphoma cells were found within the periprosthetic effusion contained within the fibrous capsule.
Fibrous capsule formation around the implant particles enables the implant material to stay in position for a long time without being resorbed.
Microscopic sections demonstrated massive hematoma surrounded by a fibrous capsule with small foci composed of papillary structures seen at the periphery of the specimen showing papillary endothelial hyperplasia-like features (Fig.
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging may reveal a well-defined lesion with a fibrous capsule and hemorrhagic components.
A slight hypointense rim was also evident, which represented the fibrous capsule that enhances on postgadolinium Tl images (Figure 2a and 2c).
The specimen demonstrated typical characteristics of classical seminoma with a smoothly demarcated fibrous capsule, which had a vascularized outer surface, and some spermatic chord structures were also identified macroscopically.
During explant surgery, the fibrous capsule often requires dissection in order to perform surgical repair of the valve; Dr Virmani reports on three MitraClip(R) explants with minimal tissue disturbance.
Histologically, the neoplasm appeared to lie within a fibrinous exudate and penetrate or become trapped in a thick fibrous capsule (Figure 3, A).
Protein and lipid deposition is decreased; * Adhesion of bacteria and other micro-organisms is discouraged; * Biofilm and clot formation is minimised; * Inflammatory response is reduced; and * Fibrous capsule generation is diminished.
However a collagenous fibrous capsule was formed at 10 days (Fig.
They are well-defined and surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule, and can become quite large, but if they are benign do not cause a major problem.
The whole joint is also supported by fibrous capsule that surrounds it and helps provide stability.