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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The evident high signal on the STIR series and no observation of mass-like contrast involvement suggested that the lesion was a strongly inflammatory pseudotumor.
Frequent presence of the Epstein-Barr virus in inflammatory pseudotumor.
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) represents a group of heterogeneous inflammatory diseases of unknown etiology and has rarely been reported to involve the nasopharynx(1-8).
PSHs are easily misdiagnosed on CT scans as lung cancer, inflammatory pseudotumor, and hamartoma.
Splenic inflammatory pseudotumor (inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor).
Successful stem cell transplantation in an infant with severe congenital neutropenia complicated by pretransplant inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver," Bone Marrow Transplantation, vol.
Roth, "Regression of inflammatory pseudotumor of the bladder in a child with medical management," Urology, vol.
A case with AIP together with inflammatory pseudotumors of the kidney and lung has been reported in Japan.
Radiologic findings of inflammatory pseudotumor in the genitourinary tract (e.
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare, locally aggressive, benign neoplasm of unknown etiology.
The preoperative diagnosis is difficult in spite that the chest CT-scan is sensitive in detecting and delineating the lesion; and that is because the wide range of differential diagnoses including lymphoma, mediastinal tumors, metastases in the lung or pleura, congenital pulmonary malformations, inflammatory pseudotumor, and even tuberculous.

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