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Mucous Gland Adenoma

  • Richard S. Irwin
  • Philip T. Cagle
  • Timothy C. Allen
  • Armando E. Fraire
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Abstract

Mucous gland adenomas are rare benign neoplasms believed to arise from minor salivary-type glands of the bronchi. They are usually solitary and their diagnosis is seldom made pre-operatively. Endoscopically, they appear as pink to white sessile polypoid structures with smooth glistening surfaces. Little is known about their radiographic appearance but on CT they have been described as well-demarcated intraluminal masses abutting into the bronchus or presenting with an air-meniscus sign. Others may appear as coin lesions. Grossly the lesions are well circumscribed and, as noted earlier, polypoid in appearance.

Keywords

Gland Tumor Radiographic Appearance Tracheobronchial Tree World Health Organization Classification Mucous Gland 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Irwin
    • 1
  • Philip T. Cagle
    • 2
  • Timothy C. Allen
    • 3
  • Armando E. Fraire
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Weill Medical College, The Methodist Hospital, Cornell UniversityHoustonUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas Health Science Center at TylerTylerUSA

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