Abdominal Mass - Glossary

Last Updated on Oct 08, 2018
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Glossary

Aortic aneurysm: Localised ballooning of the aorta, potentially causing pressure on adjacent structures and liability to rupture.

Diverticulosis: A condition marked by small sacs or pouches (diverticula) in the walls of an organ such as the stomach or colon. These sacs can become inflamed and cause a condition called diverticulitis, which may be a risk factor for certain types of cancer.

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV): A common virus that remains dormant in most people. It has been associated with certain cancers, including Burkitt's lymphoma, immunoblastic lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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