A hamartoma is a benign tumor-like malformation that consists of a collection of architecturally disorganized cells located in an area of the body where the cells are normally found. It is often due to abnormal development.

In radiology, hamartomas often mimic malignancy. Several hamartomata have characteristic imaging findings:

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rID: 74428
System: Oncology
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hamartomas
  • Hamartomata

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