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Definition of the noun adenoma

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noun - plural: adenomas

  1. a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin

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  1. [pathology] A benign tumour of the epithelium arising from or resembling a gland.


Adenoma: A neoplasm arising from the epithelium. It may be encapsulated or non-encapsulated but non-invasive. The neoplastic epithelial cells may or may not display cellular atypia or dysplasia. In the gastrointestinal tract, when dysplasia becomes severe it is sometimes called carcinoma in situ. Representative examples are pituitary gland adenoma, follicular adenoma of the thyroid gland, and adenomas of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Google previewTumor Diagnosis 2Ed (2005)

Practical approach and pattern analysis by Awatif Al-Nafussi

CLINICAL FEATURES Ductal adenoma is a benign lesion of breast ducts which may be single or is occasionally multiple. It occurs in women of all ages, but is more common over the age of 60 years. It presents as a breast lump which may ...

Google previewBurket's Oral Medicine (2008)

by Lester William Burket, Martin S. Greenberg, Michael Glick, Jonathan A. Ship

For minor salivary glands, pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign tumor, and mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor.” The risk of malignancy for all salivary tumors increases as the size of the tumor ...

Google previewHistopathology of the Salivary Glands (2014)

by H.B. Hellquist, Alena Skalova

Pleomorphic adenoma is the other important differential diagnosis. Both tumour entities have bland cytological cellular features. The capsule of pleomorphic adenoma is a distinguishing feature but may not be evident in a biopsy specimen .

Google previewLiver Pathology (2011)

An Atlas and Concise Guide by Arief A Suriawinata, MD, Swan N. Thung, MD

Bile duct adenoma is a well-circumscribed, but nonencapsulated subcapsular nodule that is composed of small, irregular branching of bile duct structures in a fibrous stroma (Figure 5.2.1). The ductal components are usually tubular, lined by ...

Google previewPediatric and Adolescent Obstetrics and Gynecology (2012)

by J.P. Lavery, J.S. Sanfilippo

The prolactin-secreting adenoma is the most common of the pituitary tumors responsible for amenorrhea. Tumors less than 1 cm are microadenomas. The older classification of basophilic, acidophilic, and chromophobe adenomas is no longer ...

Google previewSonography Exam Review: Physics, Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014)

by Susanna Ovel

An adenoma is an epithelial neoplasm. A cavernous hemangi- oma is a benign...

Adrenal adenoma is the most common cause of Conn syndrome (70%) and approximately 30% by adrenal hyperplasia. Conn syndrome is rarely caused by ...

Google previewOral and Maxillofacial Pathology (2015)

by Brad W. Neville, Angela C. Chi, Douglas D. Damm, Carl M. Allen

The canalicular adenoma is an uncommon tumor that occurs almost exclusively in the minor salivary glands. Because of its uniform microscopic pattern, the canalicular adenoma also has been called a monomorphic adenoma. However ...

Google previewClinical Pathology (2007)

by James Carton, Richard Daly, Pramila Ramani

Pituitary adenoma is the most common disease of the anterior pituitary Pituitary adenoma is a benign neoplasm derived from the glandular tissue of the anterior pituitary. The aetiology of pituitary adenomas is not known. Symptoms related to a ...

Google previewDiagnostic Histopathology of Tumors (2013)

by Christopher D. M. Fletcher

Adenoma. Alveolar adenoma is a rare lung neoplasm233-235 that was often misinterpreted in the past as a form of pulmonary lymphangioma. The tumor primarily affects adults and is usually asymptomatic and only found incidentally ...

Google previewMosby's Comprehensive Review for General Sonography Examinations (2009)

by Susanna Ovel

An adenoma is a solid neoplasm. c. An adrenal cyst is considered a rare finding. A cyst in the liver is generally an incidental finding. Hemorrhage may result from trauma. An adrenal adenoma is a benign cortical neoplasm. Pheochromocytoma ...

Google previewAtlas of Endocrine Pathology (2014)

by Lori A. Erickson

Parathyroid adenoma is a benign neoplasm of chief, oncocytic, transitional cells; water-clear cells; or a mixture of cell types...

Parathyroid adenoma is the most common cause of primary hyperparathyroidism, accounting for 80–85% of cases, ...

Google previewThyroid Disease in Adults (2010)

by Ernst Nyström, Gertrud E. B. Berg, Svante K.G. Jansson, Ove Torring, Stig V. Valdemarsson

Follicular thyroid adenoma is a benign tumour arising in the follicle epithelium which is built up of distinct follicle formations. The tumour is encapsulated. The follicle structures can vary in size and can also demonstrate a trabecular pattern at ...

Google previewHigh-yield Surgery (2006)

by Raminder Nirula

The term adenoma is a misnomer because these tumors are malignant. They constitute only 1% of lung neoplasms. There are three histologic types: bronchial carcinoid tumors, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Pituitary adenoma is a benign neoplasm of the anterior lobe of the pituitary that causes symptoms, either by excess secretion of hormones or by a local mass effect as the tumor impinges on other, nearby structures (e.g., optic ...

Google previewPancreatic Cancer, Cystic Neoplasms and Endocrine Tumors (2015)

Diagnosis and Management by Hans G. Beger, Akimasa Nakao, John P. Neoptolemos, Shu You Peng, Michael G. Sarr

However, preresection pancreatic sphincterotomy causes procedure-related hemorrhage because it is well known that a neoplastic lesion such as a papillary adenoma is a risk factor for bleeding after endoscopic sphincterotomy. In addition ...

Google previewRadiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide (2012)

A Question & Answer Review by John Suh, MD

Answer 53 Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign salivary gland tumor and comprises 75% of parotid tumors. Other benign tumors include Warthin's tumor (papillary cystadenomalymphomatosum), Godwin's tumor ( benign ...

Google previewTextbook of Pulmonary Medicine (2010)

by D Behera

The bronchial adenoma is a benign tumor that arises from the bronchial glands and present as small polypoid tumors projecting into the bronchial lumen. They may cause obstructive pneumonitis or hemoptysis. They are most often confused ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Figure 1 Hepatocellular adenoma — spiral CT. Nonenhanced CT scan (a) demonstrates a large, heterogeneous, predominantly hypoattenuating mass replacing the lateral segment of the left hepatic lobe. After contrast medium administration, ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

adenoma adenosine nant adenomata may need surgical removal; they may be treated with a combination of therapies, including surgical removal, radiation therapy, hormone therapy or chemotherapy. Patient education, esp. with respect to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

GHossEIN Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA Synonyms Follicular carcinoma, oncocytic variant; Follicular adenoma, oncocytic variant Definition >Hurthle cell adenomas and ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

Adenoma. (See Illus. Diet. ) 2. Any tumor which has as its characteristic feature, tubes or spaces lined with epithelium, whether or not it arises from or is connected with a gland (White). A., Acinous, that involving acinous or racemose glands.

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedia of Surgery (1895)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

Paget says that cancerous disease has never been observed to occur in adenomata of the breast, but Hutchinson,l on the other hand, declares that adenoma of the breast, after existing for many years, may serve as a centre for scirrhous ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Adenoma of the thyroid gland is another common form of goitre. These growths are prone to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

adenoma, thyroid follicular(forming follicles)adenoma, or renal (kidney) tubularcell adenoma.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

Tumour, an adenoma. T-zú: Adenoidectomy. Surgical removal from naso-pharynx of adenoid tissue. Evasm'rest, Ruz-TRE * RTE TV EET *HT Adenoids. Enlarged mass of lymphoid tissue in the naso- pharynx ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

See also ADENOMA. adenoman. A benign epithelial tumour of glandular origin. A pleomorphic adenoma ...

Google previewA Gateway to MDS- Encyclopedia of MCQs in Dental Sciences (Vol 2 : Basic) : 2005 (2005)

Pleomorphic adenoma B . Adenocarcinoma C Mucoepidermoid carcinoma D. Warthin's tumour 87. Most common salivary gland tumour is: A. Basal cell adenoma B. Mixed cell carcinoma ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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