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ch. 19 path cancer

ch. 19 pathological description, cancer medicine

pathological descriptionmeaning
cystic forming large open spaces with fluid
fungating mushrooming pattern of growth in which tumor cells pile one on top of another and project from a tissue surface
inflammatory having the features of inflammation
medullary pertaining to large soft fleshy tumors
necrotic containing dead tissue
polypoid growths that are like projections extending outward from a base
ulcerating characterized by an open, exposed surface resulting from the death of overlying tissue
verrucous resembling a wart-like growth
alveolar tumor cells form patterns resembling small, microscopic sacs
carcinoma in situ referring to localized tumor cells that have not invaded adjacent structures
diffuse spreading evenly throughout the affected tissue
dysplastic pertaining to abnormal formation of cells, highly abnormal but nor clearly cancerous appearance
epidermoid resembling squamous epithelial cells, often occurring in the respiratory tract
follicular forming small, microscopic, gland-type sacs
nodular forming multiple areas of tightly packed clusters of cells with lightly populated areas in between
papillary forming small, finger like or nipple like projections of cells
pleomorphic composed of a variety of types of cells
scirrhous densely packed tumors, containing dense bands of fibrous tissue
undifferentiated lacking microscopic structures typical of normal mature cells
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