pseudohypertrophy

pseudohypertrophy

 [soo″do-hi-per´tro-fe]
increase in size without true hypertrophy. adj., adj pseudohypertroph´ic.

pseu·do·hy·per·tro·phy

(sū'dō-hī-pĕr'trŏ-fē),
Increase in size of an organ or a part, due not to increase in size or number of the specific functional elements but to that of some other tissue, fatty or fibrous.
Synonym(s): false hypertrophy

pseudohypertrophy

/pseu·do·hy·per·tro·phy/ (-hi-per´trah-fe) increase in size without true hypertrophy.pseudohypertro´phic

pseudohypertrophy

[-hīpur′trəfē]
abnormal enlargement of an organ or body structure caused by an overgrowth of fatty and fibrous tissues.

pseudohypertrophy

Any ↑ in organ size without ↑ in number or size of the organ's native cells; pseudohypertrophy is typical of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, where the ↑ in girth of the extremities is due to infiltration of fat among bundles of atrophic muscle. Cf Hypertrophy.

pseu·do·hy·per·tro·phy

(sū'dō-hī-pĕr'trĕ-fē)
Increase in size of an organ or a part, due not to increase in size or number of the specific functional elements but to that of some other tissue, fatty or fibrous.

pseudohypertrophy

increase in size without true hypertrophy.
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The Gower sign was not obvious, but pseudohypertrophy could be seen in the right calf.
The Gower sign, calf pseudohypertrophy, or fasciculation was not observed, and there was no tenderness or discomfort on palpation.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked, recessively inherited disease, typically characterized by a progressive skeletal muscle atrophy of proximate extremities and pseudohypertrophy of the gastrocnemius muscle [1].
Muscular pseudohypertrophy (steatosis) in a buffalo calf delivered by fetotomy.
10) Postulated mechanisms for muscle pseudohypertrophy include increase deposition of Glycosaminoglycans, increase muscle fiber size and number.
1,2,3) Though the syndrome was initially reported by Emil Theodar Kocher (1892), the association of hypothyroidism with pseudohypertrophy of muscles was emphasized by Robert Debre and George Semelaigne (1935).
The pathogenesis of the pseudohypertrophy in KDSS is not completely understood.
Affected patients usually present with proximal muscle weakness and pseudohypertrophy at an early age, invariably become wheelchair bound, and eventually die prematurely.
Another hallmark is pseudohypertrophy, an enlargement of the calf and sometimes other muscles due to an accumulation of fat and connective tissue in the muscle.
A notable feature in DGR dogs is the enlargement of the base of the tongue due to hypertrophy and muscle pseudohypertrophy, which leads to pharyngeal and esophageal dysfunction, resulting in dysphagia, salivation, regurgitation, and finally, aspiration pneumonia (VALENTINE et al.
Skeletal muscle encystment usually is asymptomatic but may cause muscular pseudohypertrophy with a heavy parasite burden.

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