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benign

 [be-nīn´]
not recurrent; favorable for recovery with appropriate treatment. The opposite of malignant.

be·nign

(bē-nīn'),
Denoting the mild character of an illness or the nonmalignant character of a neoplasm.
[through O.Fr., fr. L. benignus, kind]

benign

/be·nign/ (bĕ-nīn´) not malignant; not recurrent; favorable for recovery.

benign

(bĭ-nīn′)
adj.
a. Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless: a benign chemical; benign indifference.
b. Of no danger to health; not malignant or disease-causing: a benign tumor.

be·nign′ly adv.

benign

[binīn′]
Etymology: L, benignus, kind
(of a tumor) noncancerous and therefore not a direct threat to life, even though treatment eventually may be required for health or cosmetic reasons. See also benign neoplasm. Compare malignant.

benign

adjective Not cancerous; not malignant; referring to a nonmalignant lesion or tumour that does not invade or metastasise, for which surgical excision is curative.

benign

adjective Not cancerous; not malignant; referring to a nonmalignant lesion or tumor that does not invade or metastasize, for which surgical excision is curative. Cf Malignant.

be·nign

(bĕ-nīn')
Denoting the mild character of an illness or the nonmalignant character of a neoplasm.
[through O.Fr., fr. L. benignus, kind]

benign

Not MALIGNANT. Mild, and of favourable outlook. Not usually tending to cause death. A benign tumour is a local growth, from an increase in the number of cells, which has no tendency to invade adjacent tissues or to seed out to remote parts of the body. Benign tumours are commonly enclosed in a definite capsule. They can, however cause trouble by local pressure effects, especially in confined spaces such as the inside of the skull.

benign

nonmalignant, as of a growth.

Benign

In medical usage, benign is the opposite of malignant. It describes an abnormal growth that is stable, treatable and generally not life-threatening.

benign

non-malignant, non-invasive and non-threatening

benign,

adj noncancerous; descriptive term for tumors, moles, and growths.

be·nign

(bĕ-nīn')
Denoting mild character of an illness or the nonmalignant character of a neoplasm.
[through O.Fr., fr. L. benignus, kind]

benign (bēnīn´),

adj a condition that, untreated or with symptomatic therapy, will not become life threatening. It is used particularly in relation to tumors, which may be benign or malignant. They do not invade surrounding tissues and do not metastasize to other parts of the body. The word is slightly imprecise, as some can, due to mass effect, cause life-threatening complications.

benign

not malignant; not recurrent; favorable for recovery.

benign enzootic paresis
see porcine viral encephalomyelitis.
benign fibrillators
horses with a history of poor performance in races which suffer an attack of atrial fibrillation during or immediately after a race which soon recovers spontaneously so that the abnormality often goes undetected.
benign footrot
occurs under very wet conditions. Caused by Dichelobacter nodosus of low virulence. There is dermatitis of the interdigital skin and minimal underrunning of horn at the heel. See also interdigital dermatitis.
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In a recent study conducted on 130 cases in Iran, Shishegar and associates5 estimated PA to account for 85% of all benign tumours and 58% of the total number of SGT's followed by Warthin tumour which constituted 8.
All benign tumours comprised of PA's, and the commonest malignant tumour was ACC constituting 20 cases (64.
11 Approximately 15% - 30% of the parotid gland neoplasms are malignant and the rest are benign with Pleomorphic adenoma being the commonest benign tumour and mucoepidermoid carcinoma being the commonest malignancy at this location.
9 Pleomorphic adenoma constitutes the commonest benign tumour of the minor salivary glands.
Pleomorphic adenoma was the commonest benign tumour constituting 118 cases (88.
PA was the most common benign tumour and MEC was the most common malignant tumour comprising of 45 cases (47.
Most of our patients with benign tumours were in 3rd and 4th decades of life, while malignant tumours were seen in 5th and 6th decades.
A pathology study of malignant and benign tumours among atomic bomb survivors.
Benign tumours (N=18) Total number Fibro-adenoma 6 Fibrocystic 9 Fat necrosis 2 Fibrosis 1 Total 18 Table II.
Warthin's tumour was also found second commonest benign tumour in other series.
Specificity of FNAC for benign tumour was 80% and for malignant tumour was 100%.