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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.
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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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