Medical Definition of Aortic body tumour

1. Aortic body, carotid body, chemoreceptor, or glomus jugulare tumour; nonchromaffin paraganglioma; receptoma; a relatively rare, usually benign neoplasm originating in the chemoreceptor tissue of the carotid body, glomus jugulare, and aortic bodies; consisting histologically of rounded or ovoid hyperchromatic cells that tend to be grouped in an alveolus-like pattern within a scant to moderate amount of fibrous stroma and a few large thin-walled vascular channels. Compare: paraganglioma. Synonym: aortic body tumour, carotid body tumour, chemoreceptor tumour, glomus jugulare tumour, nonchromaffin paraganglioma. Origin: chemo-+ G. Dektes, receiver, fr. Dechomai, to receive, + -oma, tumour (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aortic Body Tumour

aortic-pulmonic window
aortic aneurysm
aortic arch
aortic arch syndrome
aortic arch syndromes
aortic area
aortic atresia
aortic bodies
aortic body tumour (current term)
aortic bulb
aortic coarctation
aortic curtain
aortic dissection
aortic dissection: aetiology
aortic dissection: classification
aortic dwarfism
aortic facies
aortic foramen
aortic hiatus
aortic incompetence
aortic insufficiency
aortic knob
aortic knuckle

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