embryonal rest

embryonal rest

A nonmalignant nonneoplastic primitive–embryonal element–eg wolffian and müllerian duct elements, which is retained after birth
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These tumors may result from metaplasia of fibroblasts, be derived from primitive mesenchymal cells, or possibly arise from embryonal rests of the cartilaginous matrix within the bone.
Chondrosarcomas arise from either chondrocytes, embryonal rests, or mesenchymal cells that undergo multidirectional differentiation.
Tumors of the spine may arise from the neural tissue, the meninges, the bone or surrounding soft tissues, or embryonal rests or as a result of derangement of embryogenesis, or they may spread from other tumors to the spine".