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soap bubble

adjective Referring to dilated, smooth-contoured, cyst-like or ballooned—occasionally loculated—space(s); formally, physaliferous spaces.

Imaging-bone
Referring to an expansile, often eccentric, vaguely trabeculated space with a thin, sclerotic, sharply defined margin, which is characteristic of an aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC); other bone lesions with soap-bubble-like expansions include giant cell tumour, osteosarcoma, solitary bone cyst, non-ossifying fibroma, fibrous dysplasia, metastatic malignancy, chondromyxoid fibroma, “combined” stage of Paget’s disease of bone, expansile mandibular lesions of cherubism and metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Radiologic findings of “punched-out” lytic lesions of bone (e.g., in myeloma, angiosarcoma, ameloblastoma) have been described as soap-bubble-like.
 
Imaging-GI
A descriptive term for the widely open air spaces seen in an abdominal plain film in a gas-producing bacterial abscess.
 
Microbiology
A descriptive term for the light microscopic appearance of Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly P carinii) in tissue.

Neuropathology
A descriptive term for the light microscopic appearance of Cryptococcus neoformans when stained with India ink, which is most prominent in the Virchow-Robin space.
 
Pathology
A descriptive term for the physaliferous cells of chordomas, or epithelial cells in hyperplastic thyroid epithelium.

soap bubble

An adjective referring to a dilated, smooth-contoured cyst-like or ballooned, occasionally loculated space(s). See Physaliferous Bone radiology An expansile, often eccentric, vaguely trabeculated space with a thin, sclerotic, sharply defined margin, which is characteristic of an aneurysmal bone cyst; other bone lesions with SB-like expansions include giant cell tumor, osteosarcoma, solitary bone cyst, non-ossifying fibroma, fibrous dysplasia, metastatic CA, chondromyxoid fibroma, 'combined' stage of Paget's disease of bone, expansile mandibular lesions of cherubism, metastatic renal cell CA; a radiologic finding of multiple 'punched-out' lytic lesions of bone–eg, in myeloma, angiosarcoma, ameloblastoma are described as SB-like GI radiology A descriptor for the physaliferous air spaces seen in an abdominal plain film in gas-producing bacterial abscesses Neurology A descriptor for the LM appearance of Cryptococcus neoformans when stained with India ink, which is most prominent in the Virchow-Robin space.
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