fibrous capsule

fi·brous cap·sule

[TA]
any fibrous envelope of a part; the fibrous capsule of an organ.
See also: fibrous layer.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fi·brous cap·sule

(fī'brŭs kap'sŭl) [TA]
Any fibrous envelope of a part; the fibrous capsule of an organ.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The immune response leads to a collection of pus, which may have a tough fibrous capsule layered around it.
The subcutaneous tissue subsequently was dissected away revealing a fibrous capsule approximately 1.5 cm in diameter (Fig 2).
In theatre, two distinct masses containing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were found, enclosed within a fibrous capsule. On opening the capsules, there was CSF egress and dural defects were visible at both sites which were repaired in the standard fashion.
These structures, including fibrous capsule, synovial membrane, hyaline cartilage, and bone, can cause FJS.
Typically, a lipoma is surrounded by a fibrous capsule (14).
Mass was discrete, firm, rounded and single mass that originated from the uterus and was covered by thick fibrous capsule. The mass showed no adherences to vagina, except for distention and presence of blood clots.
Epithelial lining of odontogenic keratocysts and cholesterol clefts in the fibrous capsule of radicular cyst are shown in figures 1 and 2 respectively.
This hypointensity results from a dense fibrous capsule formed by the reactive host tissue.
On laparotomy, a fibrous capsule covering the small-bowel loops was found.
Fibrous capsule supported by some short muscle in front by subscapularis, above by supraspinatus, behind by infraspinatus and teres minor.
The tomography shows the presence of a lesion of approximately 5.6 x 9.6 x 8.3 mm, and the cortical bone was covered with an incomplete fibrous capsule. Radiographic examination of the mandible revealed a large, round, radiolucent lesion with edges well circumscribed (Figures 1(b) and 1(c)).
The mass was easily palpated overlying the right thyroid ala, and blunt dissection allowed entry into the fibrous capsule surrounding the foreign body (Figure 3).