Glossary

Adenoma: A benign tumor formed from glandular structures.

Desmoid Tumor: An abnormal growth arising from connective tissue in any part of the body.

Endoscope: A long tube having a miniature camera and surgical scissors/knives at the tip so that the inside of the gut can be viewed and a biopsy sample can be taken.

Epidermoid Cyst: A membranous sac or cavity of abnormal character, containing fluid that is present on the epidermis (uppermost layer) of the skin.

Fibromyalgia: A rheumatic condition characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness.

Lipoma: A benign tumor of fatty tissue.

Polyp: An abnormal growth of tissue projecting from amucous membrane and attached to the surface by a narrow elongatedstalk.

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