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gi·ant cell

a cell of large size, often with many nuclei.
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Any markedly enlarged cell seen in benign or malignant lesions; while giant cells are highly nonspecific, their presence in the proper setting supports the diagnosis of certain diseases; the epithelioid giant cells of Langhans and Touton are associated with infections and other ‘benign’ processes—e.g., sarcoidosis—have abundant cytoplasm and a rim or clutch of enlarged histiocyte-like nuclei; giant cells in tumours are less inhibited by rules of cytologic etiquette and are anointed with adjectival modifiers—e.g., bizarre, monster, osteoclastoma-like, Reed-Sternberg; the cell may be markedly enlarged and mitotically active
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giant cell

Any markedly enlarged cell seen in benign or malignant lesions; although GCs are highly nonspecific, their presence in the proper setting supports the diagnosis of certain diseases; the epithelioid GCs of Langerhans and Touton are associated with infections and other 'benign' processes–eg, sarcoidosis, have abundant cytoplasm and a rim or clutch of enlarged histiocyte-like nuclei; GCs in tumors are less inhibited by rules of cytologic etiquette and are anointed with adjectival modifiers–eg, bizarre, monster, osteoclastoma-like, Reed-Sternberg; the cell may be markedly enlarged and mitotically active.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gi·ant cell

(jī'ănt sel)
A cell of large size, often with many nuclei.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

giant cell

A large multinucleate cell formed from the fusion of many MACROPHAGES. Giant cells are often a feature of granulomas.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

gi·ant cell

(jī'ănt sel)
A cell of large size, often with many nuclei.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In a recent case report, recurrence of colon cancer was suspected after a suspicious lesion appeared on CT and PET scans, requiring exploratory laparotomy; a giant cell granuloma had developed around mesh used for prior abdominal hernia repair, demonstrating the ability of these lesions to mimic cancer and unavoidable surgical intervention [4].
Permanent histologic sections show a cellular neoplasm composed of large, epithelioid cells, with numerous multinucleated giant cells (Figure 3).
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