A tumor that is malignant (cancerous), that can invade and destroy nearby tissue, and that may spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.
1. Tending to be severe and become progressively worse, as in malignant hypertension. 2. In regard to a tumor, having the properties of a malignancy that can invade and destroy nearby tissue and that may spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. The word malignant comes the Latin combination of “mal” meaning “bad” and […]
- Malignant ascites
A condition in which fluid containing cancer cells collects within the abdomen.
- Malignant giant cell tumor
A type of bone tumor that is characterized by massive destruction of bone near the end (epiphysis) of a long bone and causes pain and restricts movement. The most common site of malignant giant cell tumor is the knee. Diagnosis is made by examining a sample of the affected area. Treatment involves excising the affected […]
- Malignant hyperthermia
Dantrium) and rapidly cooling the patient.
The rounded bony prominence on either side of the ankle joint.