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Adenocarcinoma

  • Shanda Blackmon
  • Armin Ernst
  • Philip T. Cagle
  • Timothy C. Allen
  • Armando E. Fraire
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Abstract

Currently, adenocarcinoma ranks as the number one type of major lung cancer, constituting a significant proportion of all of the non-small cell lung cancers. In contrast to small cell and squamous cell lung cancers which are centrally located, most adenocarcinomas are peripheral, subpleural in location. The few that are central may be visualized endoscopically as endobronchial polyoid masses. Radiographically, adenocarcinomas usually present as a nodular subpleural mass of varying sizes and are often diagnosed as solitary pulmonary nodule. A common finding allowing the diagnosis in some cases is spiculations of the tumor nodules.

Keywords

Papillary Carcinoma Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Mucinous Cystic Tumor Mucinous Cystadenoma Squamous Cell Lung Cancer 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shanda Blackmon
    • 1
  • Armin Ernst
    • 2
  • Philip T. Cagle
    • 3
  • Timothy C. Allen
    • 4
  • Armando E. Fraire
    • 5
  1. 1.The Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical School, The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  3. 3.Weill Medical College, The Methodist Hospital, Cornell UniversityHoustonUSA
  4. 4.The University of Texas Health Science Center at TylerTylerUSA
  5. 5.University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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