exophytic

exophytic

 [ek″so-fit´ik]
growing outward; in oncology, proliferating externally or on the surface epithelium of an organ or other structure in which the growth originated.

ex·o·phyt·ic

(ek'sō-fit'ik),
1. Pertaining to an exophyte.
2. Denoting a neoplasm or lesion that grows outward from an epithelial surface.

exophytic

/exo·phyt·ic/ (ek″so-fit´ik) growing outward; in oncology, proliferating on the exterior or surface epithelium of an organ or other structure in which the growth originated.

exophytic

[ek′səfit′ik]
Etymology: Gk, exo + phyton, plant
pertaining to the tendency to grow outward, such as a tumor that grows into the lumen of a hollow organ rather than into the wall.

ex·o·phyt·ic

(eks'ō-fit'ik)
1. Pertaining to an exophyte.
2. Denoting a neoplasm or lesion that grows outward from an epithelial surface.

exophytic

Of a tumour that grows outward from a surface, implying low malignancy or non-malignancy.

ex·o·phyt·ic

(eks'ō-fit'ik)
1. Pertaining to an exophyte.
2. Denoting a neoplasm or lesion that grows outward from an epithelial surface.

exophytic

growing outward; in oncology, proliferating externally or on the surface epithelium of an organ or other structure in which the growth originated.
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The tumour was endophytic in 29 patients, exophytic in nine cases and diffuse infiltrating in one case.
The well-differentiated tumors may show exophytic papillary growth or infiltrative growth, or both.
Nasopharyngeal papillary adenocarcinoma may appear grossly as an exophytic, nodular, or polypoid mass, sometimes gritty if psammoma bodies are present.
In the middle of her lower lip, there is a 1-cm pedunculated, raspberry-like exophytic nodule.
1 cm solid enhancing mass in the distal transverse colon was appreciated, with a centrally hypodense thick walled exophytic component measuring 4.
The peripheral odontogenic fibroma (WHO type) is a relatively rare, benign, unencapsulated, exophytic gingival mass of fibrous connective tissue.
This case emphasized on the fact that for every exophytic submucosal gastric mass, gastric schwannomas must be considered as one of the differential diagnosis.
CCC grossly showed exophytic growth with the smooth or corrugated surface, arising from maxillary sinus or lateral nasal wall firm too hard in consistency and bleed on probing.
4-6) RENAL and PADUA scores are divided into several components that combined provide a score based on tumour characteristics, such as radius, exophytic vs.
A 17-year-old boy was referred to the Surgery unit at Livingstone Hospital with a large exophytic lesion on his left foot.
A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed soft-tissue density measuring approximately 3 cm in diameter on the posterolateral wall of the left nasopharynx, obstructing the lumen and showing exophytic growth towards the lumen.
21 demonstrated that papillary OSCC shows male predominance and clinically presents as an exophytic mass, a finding corroborated by the present results.