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tumourQueen's English for tumor, see there.
tumourA swelling. The term usually refers to any mass of cells resulting from abnormal degree of multiplication. Tumours may be BENIGN or MALIGNANT. Benign tumours enlarge locally, and are often enclosed in capsules, but do not invade tissue or spread remotely. Malignant tumours infiltrate locally and also seed off into lymphatic vessels and the bloodstream to establish secondary growths (metastases) elsewhere in the body.
tumoura swelling, usually a morbid growth.
benign tumour non-invasive, encapsulated tumour; does not form metastases nor destroy local tissues; its bulk may distort surrounding tissues
bone tumour see Table 1
Ewing's tumour see Ewing's sarcoma
malignant tumour invasive tumour, usually non-encapsulated; forms metastases, destroys local tissues, tends to recur after excision and has a high mortality rate, unless treated aggressively
|Bone tumour type||Examples occurring in lower limb/foot|
|Benign||Aneurysmal bone cyst|
Simple/solitary bone cyst
tu·mor(tū'mŏr) Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of neoplasm.
Patient discussion about tumour
Q. What is a brain tumor?
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.
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.