Definitions

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  • n. A benign mass of disorganized tissue.

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  • n. a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ

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Examples

  • This has led to an habitual misconception of what sin is, and what it means. word translated sin in the New Testament is ἁμαρτία medical term hamartoma meaning a tumor formed from malformed rather than truly

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  • Kitano Y, Ruchelli E, Weiner S, Adzick NS: Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma associated with mesenchymal stem villous hyperplasia of the placenta.

    CHOP gastrointestinal anomaly publications

  • (END VIDEOTAPE) GUPTA: There are about 200 to 300 children in the country that actually have this hypothalamic hamartoma.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2004

  • Baby Nico Bastolla was born with hypothalamic hamartoma, a benign tumor that was tickling part of his brain.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2004

  • The remaining primary liver tumors diagnosed in fetuses and juvenile horses were mixed hamartoma, mesenchymal hamartoma, and HCC.

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  • Neuromuscular and vascular hamartoma (NMVH) is a very rare stricturing condition of the small intestine, occurring focally and causing recurrent obstructive symptoms or occult chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.

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  • When located on the skin, especially the face or neck, they can be extremely disfiguring, as in the case of a man with a hamartoma the size of a small orange on his eyelid.

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  • Angiomyolipoma of the kidney was previously considered to be a hamartoma or choristoma, but is now known to be neoplastic.

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  • Unlike most such growths, a hypothalamic hamartoma is symptomatic; it most often causes gelastic seizures, and can cause visual problems, other seizures, rage disorders associated with hypothalamic diseases, and early onset of puberty.

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  • Because hamartoma typically lacks elastic tissue, it may lead to the formation of aneurysms and thus possible hemorrhage.

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