fungating

fungating

adjective Referring to growth that is both rapid and exuberant, a term generally referring to a rapidly progressive cancer or fulminant infection.

fungating

(fŭn′gāt-ĭng)
Growing rapidly like a fungus; said of certain tumors.

fungating

Forming an elevated, irregular growth mass. Commonly implying malignancy.
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These were not the girls that could wash bedpans out until they shone or treat fungating wounds that stunk.
Currently it is in Stephanie's breast - a particularly nasty, fungating form of the disease - her pelvis, her right thigh, her arm, her chest wall, her neck and her brain.
A 55-year-old male, with a history of paraplegia secondary to spinal tuberculosis acquired at 16 years of age, presented with a 15-month history of an expanding, large, fungating lesion encircling his suprapubic catheter site.
Fungating wounds are characterized by ulcerations and necrosis that usually have a foul smell.
A 1 cm excoriated lesion was seen at the junction of the hard and soft palate, and a 1 cm fungating mass was seen at the tip of the uvula.
We report a case of a 57-year-old female from Ghana found to have tuberculosis of the breast masquerading as a fungating breast cancer.
Her fungating wound was oozing through the dressing and obviously needed attention.
Nursing specialists from the UK review care during diagnosis, various treatments, recovery, and end-of-life care, with other chapters on anatomy, complementary therapies, the psychological care of patients and their families, genetic factors, histopathology, reconstruction, lymphoedema, fungating wounds, and the role of the specialist nurse.
A limb-sparing (Tikhoff-Linberg) resection of a total left scapula and the proximal humerus, bones that are part of or connected to the shoulder, was performed on a 60-year-old male patient with fungating basal squamous cell carcinoma.
The photograph showed a pleasant elderly woman with a large fungating lesion of her breast.
Carolyn's left breast was covered with fungating, necrotic tumors.