adenocarcinoma

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adenocarcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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adenocarcinoma

[¦ad·ən‚ō‚kär·sən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant tumor originating in glandular or ductal epithelium and tending to produce acinic structures.
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Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder: report of a case of probable mullerian origin.
Molecular evidence for progression of nephrogenic metaplasia of the urinary bladder to clear cell adenocarcinoma.
25) Other lesions that need to be distinguished from clear cell adenocarcinoma include vaginal or cervical clear cell carcinomas, clear cell prostatic adenocarcinoma, and metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
Another rare entity that may mimic NA is clear cell adenocarcinoma (Figure 2, G and H); this tumor may show foci with tubular, cystic, and papillary architecture lacking significant cytologic atypia, focally resembling NA.
Clear cell adenocarcinomas comprise a significant proportion of adenocarcinomas in women but are quite rare in men.
Clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCA) usually arises from the female genital tract.
Clear cell adenocarcinoma affecting the bladder, kidney and ureter-an unusual distribution.