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1. a nodule or small eminence, especially one on a bone, for attachment of a tendon; see also tuber and tuberosity. Called also tuberculum. adj., adj tuber´cular, tuber´culate.
2. a small, rounded nodule produced by the bacillus of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). It is made up of small spherical cells that contain giant cells and are surrounded by spindle-shaped epithelioid cells.
fibrous tubercle a tubercle of bacillary origin that contains connective tissue elements.
Ghon tubercle Ghon focus.
mental tubercle a prominence on the inner border of either side of the mental protuberance of the mandible.
miliary tubercle one of the many minute tubercles formed in many organs in acute miliary tuberculosis.
pubic tubercle a prominent tubercle at the lateral end of the pubic crest.
supraglenoid tubercle one on the scapula for attachment of the long head of the biceps muscle.
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calcification seen in pulmonary parenchyma (usually midlung) resulting from earlier, usually childhood, infection with tuberculosis; sometimes confused with a combination of parenchymal lesion and calcified lymph node, which is properly termed a Ranke complex.
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Ghon tu·ber·cle, Ghon complex , Ghon focus (gon tū'bĕr-kĕl, kompleks, fōkŭs)
Calcification seen in pulmonary parenchyma (usually midlung) resulting from earlier, usually childhood, infection with tuberculosis; sometimes confused with a combination of parenchymal lesion and calcified lymph node, which is properly termed a Ranke complex.
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Ghon,Anton, Czech pathologist, 1866-1936.
Ghon complex - Synonym(s): Ghon tubercle
Ghon focus - Synonym(s): Ghon tubercle
Ghon primary lesion - Synonym(s): Ghon tubercle
Ghon tubercle - calcification seen in pulmonary parenchyma and hilar nodes resulting from earlier infection with tuberculosis. Synonym(s): Ghon complex; Ghon focus; Ghon primary lesion
Ghon-Sachs bacillus - Synonym(s): Sachs bacillus
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