MOR 366 - Funeral Pathology - Lesson 2.1

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Neoplasm

The abnormal, excessive, and uncontrolled multiplication of cells with the formation of a mass or new growth of tissue.

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Malignant

Harmful, potentially fatal cancerous growth

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Benign

Not recurrent or progressive

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Papilloma

A benign epithelial tumor.

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Osteoma

A benign bony tumor.

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Chondroma

A slow-growing, painless cartilaginous tumor.

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Lipoma

A benign fatty tumor.

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Angioma

A benign tumor arising from cells derived from vessels.

"Hemangioma" - blood vessels

"Lymphangioma" - lymph vessels

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Fibroma

A benign tumor of fibrous connective tissue.

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Myoma

A benign tumor of muscle tissue.

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Rhabdomyoma

A benign tumor of striated muscular tissue.

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Leiomyoma

A benign tumor of smooth muscle.

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Neuroma

Benign tumor composed of nerve cells.

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"-sarcoma"

Suffix that denotes a tumor in the body's connective tissue.

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"-carcinoma"

Suffix that denotes a tumor in the skin or tissue (epithelial) cells.

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Melanoma

A malignant tumor of darkly pigmented cells (melanocytes) that often arises in a brown or black mole.

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Squamous cell carcinoma

Carcinoma that develops primarily from stratified epithelium.

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Adenocarcinoma

A malignant tumor that originates in glandular epithelial tissues.

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Transitional cell carcinoma

A carcinoma that originates in cells that line the urinary tract.

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Basal cell carcinoma

A form of skin cancer usually caused by exposure to sun or other forms of ultraviolet light.

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Osteosarcoma

A sarcoma composed of bony tissue.

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Chondrosarcoma

A cartilaginous sarcoma.

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Liposarcoma

A malignant tumor derived from embryonal fat cells.

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Angiosarcoma

A malignant tumor originating from cells derived from vessels.

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Hemangiosarcoma

A malignant tumor originating from blood vessels.

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Lymphangiosarcoma

A malignant tumor originating from lymph vessels.

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Fibrosarcoma

A sarcoma containing a large amount of fibrous connective tissue.

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Lymphoma

A malignant neoplasm originating from lymphocytes.

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Myosarcoma

A malignant tumor derived from muscle tissue.

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Rhabdomyosarcoma

A malignant neoplasm originating in skeletal muscle.

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Leiomyosarcoma

A malignant tumor consisting principally of smooth muscle.

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Glioma

A neoplasm or tumor composed of neuroglial cells.

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Cyst

A closed sac or pouch with a definite wall that contains fluid, semi-fluid, or solid material.

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Ovarian cyst

A fluid-filled cyst that develops in the ovary and consists of one or more chambers.

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Sebaceous cyst

A cyst of a sweat gland.

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Cachexia

A general state of ill health associated with emaciation.

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Hemorrhage

Escape of blood from the vascular system.

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Emaciation

Excessive wasting away of the body.

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Dehydration

Loss of moisture from body tissue.