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scirrhous

 [skir´us]
hard or indurated.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

scir·rhous

(skir'us, sir'), Avoid the misspellings schirrous and schirrhous. Do not confuse this word with serous.
Hard; relating to a scirrhus.
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scirrhous

adjective From the Greek skirrhos, for gypsum:
(1) Hardened, indurated;
(2) Referring to the dense stroma seen in cancers that produce abundant connective tissue. Scirrhous induration (SI) or “desmoplastic reaction” is typical of ductal carcinoma of the breast, which is often accompanied by microcalcifications; SI also occurs in pancreas adenocarcinoma.
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scirrhous

skirrhos, Greek, gypsum adjective Relating to a dense stroma seen in some CAs, which produce abundant connective tissue; scirrhous induration–SI or 'desmoplastic reaction' is typical of ductal CA of breast, often accompanied by microcalcifications; SI also occurs in pancreas adenoCA.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scir·rhous

(skir'ŭs)
Hard; relating to a scirrhus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

scirrhous

Hard and fibrous, especially of malignant tumours containing dense fibrous tissue.
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The main histologic differential diagnosis for FLC includes HCC (in particular, the scirrhous variant) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, which are all primary hepatic tumors that may show significant intratumoral fibrous stroma.
The most important differential diagnoses of SFT are fibromatosis, fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, synovial sarcoma, and scirrhous metastatic carcinoma [1,20].
The mass had mild hyperintense signal on T2-weighted images and capsule retraction, suggesting a scirrhous lesion (figure 3); possibly cholangiocarcinoma.
In mares, the few reported tumors have been scirrhous solid carcinomas which have been extremely invasive locally, and all have had widespread metastasis (YAGER & SCOTT, 1993).
Furthermore, BRCA1-related cancers tend to be cellular with round pushing margins rather than scirrhous with irregular infiltrating margins, resulting in a more benign mammographic appearance.
This low frequency may be explained by the scirrhous nature of cholangiocarcinoma; the extraductal growth of pancreatic cancer, which makes it difficult for the cancer cells to be exfoliated into the bile; and/or the PCR inhibitors present in bile.
Similar results were obtained at patients with scirrhous gastric cancer and breast, colon and esophagal cancer (Suzuki, 1994).
Researchers have noted a striking resemblance between male breast cancer and scirrhous or hard carcinoma of the female breast.[26,27]
Primary scirrhous carcinoma of the nipple with symptoms simulating Paget's disease: report of a case.
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