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neoplasm(1) An abnormal mass of tissue, the growth of which exceeds and is uncoordinated with that of normal tissue, and persists in the same excessive manner after cessation of the stimuli evoking the change.
(2) Any autonomous proliferation of cells, benign or malignant.
• Behavior—Benign, borderline or malignant.
• Degree of differentiation—Well differentiated (i.e., the neoplastic cell simulates its parent or progenitor cell) or poorly differentiated (i.e., the neoplastic cell is bizarre and “ugly”, as defined by pathologic criteria).
• Embryologic origin—Epithelial (e.g., adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma), lymphoproliferative (e.g., leukaemia, lymphoma), mesenchymal (e.g., sarcoma).
• Gross appearance—Well circumscribed or infiltrative: benign neoplasms are usually slow growing, well circumscribed, often with a fibrous capsule, and are symptomatic only if they compromise a confined space (e.g., massive meningioma of the cranial cavity, or encirclement of vital blood vessels); malignancies are often aggressive with increased mitotic activity, bizarre cells, necrosis and invasion of adjacent structures, and have metastatic potential.
neoplasmOncology 'An abnormal mass of tissue, the growth of which exceeds and is uncoordinated with that of normal tissue and persists in the same excessive manner after cessation of the stimuli evoking the change'; an autonomous proliferation of cells, benign or malignant. See Cancer, Doubling time, Intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm of pancreas, Metastases, Papillary & solid neoplasm of pancreas.
Synonym(s): tumor (2) .
neoplasmA collection of cells, derived from a common origin, often a single cell, that is increasing in number and expanding or spreading, either locally or to remote sites. A tumour. Neoplasms may be BENIGN or MALIGNANT. The term literally means a new growth. See also CANCER.
neoplasman autonomous growth of tissue in the body which has no apparent physiological function, such as a TUMOUR.
Patient discussion about neoplasm
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