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infiltrative

adjective Referring to that which infiltrates or spreads, as in a cancer
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Infiltrative

A process whereby inflammatory or other types of disease spread throughout an organ such as the lungs.
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In this case, multiple intraosseous infiltrative lipomas and benign subcutaneous encapsulated lipomas were diagnosed.
(6) Infiltrative lipomas are benign and locally aggressive lipocytic tumors invading adjacent tissues, such as muscle, fascia, nerve, joint capsule, and bone.
Infiltrative lipoma in a corn snake (Elaphe guttata guttata).
Infiltrative lipoma in a black rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta.
Infiltrative lipomas could suggest a false diagnosis of liposarcoma but absence of cellular pleomorphism, nuclear hyperchromatism and low mitotic activity support the diagnosis of intramuscular lipoma [5].
Key words: infiltrative lipoma, lipoma, avian, conure, Aratinga acuticaudata
The infiltrative lipoma acted as a space-occupying mass, which interfered with the normal function of the cloaca as evidenced by the cloaca's deviation from its usual position.
Surgery for infiltrative lipomas is more complicated and these growths often recur within 3 to 16 months.
Liposuction is not recommended for infiltrative lipomas.
Infiltrative lipomas also may cause pain, pressure atrophy of muscles and interfere with movement resulting in lameness.
Infiltrative lipomas grow into adjacent muscles and tissues with moderate tendency to reoccur.