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neoplasia

 [ne″o-pla´zhah]
the formation of a neoplasm.
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) dysplasia of the cervical epithelium, often premalignant, characterized by various degrees of hyperplasia, abnormal keratinization, and the presence of condylomata.
multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) a group of rare hereditary disorders of autonomous hyperfunction of more than one endocrine gland. In Type I (MEN I), called also Wermer's syndrome, there are tumors of the pituitary, parathyroid gland, and pancreatic islet cells in association with a high incidence of peptic ulcer. Type II (MEN II), called also Sipple's syndrome, is characterized by medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, pheochromocytoma, often bilateral and multiple, and parathyroid hyperplasia. Type III (MEN III), called also mucosal neuroma syndrome, resembles Type II except that parathyroid hyperplasia is rare, the mean survival time is shorter, and there may be neuromas and neurofibromas. All forms are transmitted as autosomal dominant traits.

ne·o·pla·si·a

(nē'ō-plā'zē-ă),
The pathologic process that results in the formation and growth of a neoplasm.
[neo- + G. plasis, a molding]

neoplasia

/neo·pla·sia/ (-pla´zhah) the formation of a neoplasm.
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia  (CIN) dysplasia of the cervical epithelium, often premalignant, characterized by various degrees of hyperplasia, abnormal keratinization, and the presence of condylomata.
gestational trophoblastic neoplasia  (GTN) a group of neoplastic disorders that originate in the placenta, including hydatidiform mole, chorioadenoma destruens, and choriocarcinoma.
multiple endocrine neoplasia  (MEN) a group of rare diseases caused by genetic defects that lead to hyperplasia and hyperfunction of two or more components of the endocrine system; type I is characterized by tumors of the pituitary, parathyroid glands, and pancreatic islet cells, with peptic ulcers and sometimes Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; type II is characterized by thyroid medullary carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and parathyroid hyperplasia; type III is similar to type II but includes neuromas of the oral region, neurofibromas, ganglioneuromas of the gastrointestinal tract, and café-au-lait spots.

neoplasia

(nē′ō-plā′zhə)
n.
1. Formation of new tissue.
2. Formation of a neoplasm or neoplasms.

neoplasia

[nē′ōplā′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, neos + plassein, to mold
the new and abnormal development of cells that may be benign or malignant. neoplastic [-plas′tik] , adj.

neoplasia

 Oncology Abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth. See Anal intraepithelial neoplasia, Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, Ductal intraepithelial neoplasia, Hereditary neoplasia, Hereditary preneoplasia, Papillary neoplasia, Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia.

ne·o·pla·si·a

(nē'ō-plā'zē-ă)
The pathologic process that results in the formation and growth of a neoplasm.
[neo- + G. plasis, a molding]

neoplasia

The process of tumour formation.

Neoplasia

Abnormal growth of cells, which may lead to a neoplasm, or tumor.
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neoplasia

abnormal cell proliferation generating tissue that is characterized by rapid and non-controlled cell division, poor cellular differentiation, and which is potentially cancerous

ne·o·pla·si·a

(nē'ō-plā'zē-ă)
The pathologic process that results in formation and growth of a neoplasm.
[neo- + G. plasis, a molding]

neoplasia (nē´ōplā´zhə),

n the disease process responsible for neoplasm formation. See also neoplasm.

neoplasia

the formation of a neoplasm.

Patient discussion about neoplasia

Q. What is a brain tumor?

A. A brain tumour is any intracranial tumor normally either in the brain itself in the cranial nerves, in the brain envelopes, skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors). It is created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. Primary (true) brain tumors (which start in the brain) are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.

Q. Is this a tumor? I felt a lump in my breast a few days ago in the shower. Is this a Tumor? Help! I'm scared.

A. If you felt a lump in your breast then you should go see your Doctor to check whether or not it is something that could be dangerous.

Q. what is carcinoid tumors? I had my appendix removed and the doctor came in the room very shocked and said it was full of carcinoid tumors. Im scared to get them somewhere else.

A. ya I have pain all the time but the doctors wont give me anything cuz im so young they don't want me hooked on anything. thank you sooo much for being so kind.

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Studies by Recavarren [18] and Andea [14] have shown that aging is a major factor leading to the development of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia and pancreatic cancer.
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) - Companies Involved in Therapeutics Development 11
Las publicaciones existentes sobre prevalencia, tipo de tumor, distribucion poblacional y analisis de riesgo de neoplasias en caninos se han realizado principalmente en los Estados Unidos y Europa (McVean et al, 1978; Dobson et al.
The report reviews key players involved Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects
5) conducted a study to evaluate the prevalence of undiagnosed and asymptomatic HIV infection in patients with Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN).
En los peces, al igual que en los vertebrados superiores, las neoplasias pueden presentarse en todos los organos y tipos de celulas (26, 27, 29).
Treatment with common IBD therapies such as azathioprine, mesalamine, and corticosteroids did not affect rates of cervical neoplasia, but women with Crohn's disease who had used tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists had an 85% increase in highgrade intraepithelial cervical lesions.
They identified 18,691 women newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and 8,717 newly diagnosed as having Crohn's disease and compared their rates of cervical neoplasia against those of control subjects during a median of 8 years of follow-up.
3 Here we present a case report of secondary vaginal cancer after complete hysterectomy due to myoma which was complicated by low-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN I) and human papilloma virus (HPV) infection.
As pacientes com neoplasia mamaria foram submetidas a mastectomia e o tecido mamario encaminhado para analise histopatologica e classificacao, segundo criterios da Organizacao Mundial da Saude (MEUTEN, 2002).
Devido a nao sobreposicao de estruturas e seu carater nao invasivo, a TC tornou-se a primeira ferramenta valiosa no estudo de neoplasias encefalicas.
Todos estos metodos difieren en su sensibilidad y especificidad para detectar neoplasia nasal (1).