pseudomalignancy

pseu·do·ma·lig·nan·cy

(sū'dō-mă-lig'năn-sē),
A benign tumor that appears, clinically or histologically, to be a malignant neoplasm.
See also: pseudotumor.

pseu·do·ma·lig·nan·cy

(sū'dō-mă-lig'năn-sē)
A benign tumor that appears, clinically or histologically, to be a malignant neoplasm.
See also: pseudotumor
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A 2007 review concluded: "Trophoblast research over the past decades has underlined the striking similarities between the proliferative, migratory and invasive properties of placental cells and those of cancer cells." Some embryologists now refer to trophoblast as a "pseudomalignancy." Beard said as much 100 years ago, although his claim to this discovery is not always acknowledged by present-day researchers.
Ohlsson R, Glaser A, Holmgren L, Franklin G, Human placental development: A molecular and cellular approach to its "pseudomalignancy." In: Redmond C, Sargent I, Starkey P., eds.
As a result, some clinicians consider keratoacanthoma to be a pseudomalignancy with self-regressing potential, while others view it as a pseudo-benign tumor progressing into an invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).