inflammatory pseudotumor

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an enlargement that resembles a tumor; it may result from inflammation, accumulation of fluid, or other causes, and may or may not regress spontaneously.
pseudotumor ce´rebri cerebral edema and raised intracranial pressure without neurological signs except occasional sixth-nerve palsy.
inflammatory pseudotumor a tumorlike mass resulting from an inflammatory reaction; it may occur in a variety of organs and is composed of granulation tissue with leukocyte infiltration.

in·flam·ma·to·ry pseu·do·tu·mor

(in-flam'ă-tōr-ē sū'dō-tū'mŏr)
A tumorlike mass in the lungs or other sites, composed of fibrous or granulation tissue infiltrated by inflammatory cells.
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Acute, subacute on chronic forms of inflammatory pseudotumors have been described.
Radiologic findings of inflammatory pseudotumor in the genitourinary tract (e.
Frequent presence of the Epstein-Barr virus in inflammatory pseudotumor.
2,3] The histological and immunohistochemical evaluation of the organs affected by AIP shows dense infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells and CD4- or CD8-positive T lymphocytes along with fibrosis in the peri-pancreatic retroperitoneal tissue, bile duct, gallbladder, periportal area of the liver, salivary glands, and the pancreas which may cause inflammatory pseudotumors and lymphadenopathies.
Inflammatory pseudotumor is a rarely encountered lesion that is formed by the irregular proliferation of inflammatory cells.
Inflammatory pseudotumor of bladder: report of 2 cases and review of literature.
Inflammatory pseudotumor is a generic term used to describe a mass that displaces the surrounding anatomic structures and leads to organ dysfunction secondary to compressive growth.
Spontaneous regression of hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor with primary biliary cirrhosis: case report and literature review.
Key Words: dysphagia, inflammatory pseudotumor, lung
Over time, these myofibroblastic proliferations have had a number of designations, such as inflammatory pseudotumor, inflammatory pseudosarcomatous fibromyxoid tumor, pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic tumor, fibromyxoid pseudotumor, plasma cell granuloma, plasma cell pseudotumor, and xanthomatous pseudotumour.
Inflammatory pseudotumor is a benign, nonmetastasizing proliferation ofmyofibroblasts that has the potential for recurrence and persistent local growth.

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