From Big Medical Encyclopedia

HAMARTIA (grech, hamartia the mistake, defect) — anomaly of development in the form of abnormalities of a ratio of fabrics, and also the remains of germinal educations, to-rye normal are absent. The term is entered in 1904 by Albrecht (E. Albrecht). Carry a number of the angiomas of skin and the mucous membranes representing inborn abnormalities of formation of vessels and being a kind of birthmarks to G. Here rank excess inborn growths of a glia in a brain (gliomatoses) and elements of a bronchial tree in lungs — bronchiectasias (see). Can be a source of development of dizontogenetichesky tumors (see. Gamartoma ).

Bibliography: Strukov A. I. Pathological anatomy, page 208, M., 1971; Albrecht, Uber Hamartome, Verh! dtsch. path. Ges., Tag. 7, S. 153, Jena, 1904; Morehead R. P. Human pathology, p. 38 and. lake, N. Y., 1965.

A. I. Strukov.