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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DISCUSSION: Well differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma is a rare type of lung tumor, first described by Koss et al.
If a small biopsy specimen shows only a fetal adenocarcinoma pattern, one cannot exclude the possibility of a biphasic pulmonary blastoma, realizing the blastematous component may not have been sampled.
The presence of malignant stroma is the primary feature distinguishing pulmonary blastoma from well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma.