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Benign tumor resembling cartilage precursor cells

Chondroblastoma

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Describes branched or exophytic (outward growing) benign tumor of squamous epithelium

Papilloma

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Benign tumor arising from germ cells with derivatives of all 3 germ cell layers

Teratoma

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Localized, disordered, differentiated cells (normal tissue but disordered)

Hamartoma

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Ectopic islands of normal tissue, such as nodules of splenic tissue in the peritoneal cavity or pancreatic tissue in the intestinal wall

Choristoma

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Malignant liver cancer

Hepatoma

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Malignant skin cancer

Melanoma

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Malignant cancer of the testis

Seminoma

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Malignant, lymphoproliferative tumor

Lymphoma

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Malignant proliferation of leukocytes

Leukemia

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Benign tumor completely located in the bone

Enchondroma

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Description for frond-like structures

Papillary

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Description for soft, cellular tumor with little connective tissue stroma

Medullary

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2 descriptions for a dense fibrous stroma around the tumor

Scirrhous or desmoplastic

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Malignant tumor with abundant mucus secretions, in which islands of tumor cells float

Colloid carcinoma

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Intraductal carcinoma with necrotic material expressing from the ducts

Comedocarcinoma

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Benign, reactive proliferation of soft tissue connective cells, often associated with trauma

Nodular fasciitis

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2 terms referring to the lack of differentiated features in a cancer cell

Anaplasia or cellular atypia

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Variation in the size and shape of cells and nuclei

Pleomorphism