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Definition of Desmoplastic reaction

Desmoplastic reaction: A reaction that is associated with some tumors and is characterized by the pervasive growth of dense fibrous tissue around the tumor. The formation of scar tissue (adhesion) within the abdomen after abdominal surgery is another type of desmoplastic reaction.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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