Urogenital neoplasm

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Urogenital Neoplasm

Urogenital neoplasm (pronounced: yoo-roh-JEN-i-tal NEE-oh-plaz-uhm) is a term used to describe a tumor or growth that develops within the urogenital system. This system includes organs such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, and the male and female reproductive organs.


The term "urogenital neoplasm" is derived from three words. "Uro" comes from the Greek word "ouro" meaning urine, "genital" comes from the Latin word "genitalis" meaning of or relating to generation or birth, and "neoplasm" comes from the Greek word "neos" meaning new and "plasma" meaning formation.

Types of Urogenital Neoplasms

Urogenital neoplasms can be classified into several types depending on the organ they affect. These include:

Related Terms

  • Neoplasm: An abnormal mass of tissue as a result of uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells.
  • Benign Neoplasm: A non-cancerous growth that does not invade nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body.
  • Malignant Neoplasm: A cancerous growth that can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.
  • Metastasis: The process by which cancer spreads from the place at which it first arose to other parts of the body.

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