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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It is difficult to exclude a small component of adenocarcinomatous component in GCT because single cells or small clusters of neoplastic cells may be present from tangential sectioning or when the tumor infiltrates through the muscularis propria in seemingly single cells that resemble signet-ring cells; alternatively, it may represent a small focus of an adenocarcinomatous component.
0] (Dukes' B) (Left IBD done) HPR +ve for metastatic adenocarcinomatous deposits [T.
5,166) The adenocarcinomatous component is always closely associated with the squamous elements, and it lacks the characteristic features of a distinctive form of salivary gland-type adenocarcinoma.
In contrast, a tumor with both typical urothelial carcinoma and adenocarcinomatous components is classified as urothelial carcinoma with glandular differentiation.
No squamous metaplasia, transitional cell carcinomatous or adenocarcinomatous components were noticed.
Although they are extremely useful in difficult, undifferentiated, small tumor samples to predict a likely or probable non-small cell lung cancer subtype, this strategy is not, and cannot be, 100% accurate, and these markers are not necessary if definite morphologic evidence of squamous cell or adenocarcinomatous differentiation is present.