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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 Specimens, Clinical, Pathological and Laboratory Aspects (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

An adenoma is a benign tumor (oma) of glandular origin. Adenomas can grow from many organs including the colon, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, thyroid, prostate, etc. Although these growths are benign, ...

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 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 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 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 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 (2016)

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 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 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 previewSherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System (2011)

by James S. Dooley, Anna Lok, Andrew K. Burroughs, Jenny Heathcote

Adenoma is a usually a stimulated lesion. Thus, hormones and other stimuli must be stopped. In many cases the lesions will regress. Control of glycogen storage disease may also allow regression. Surgical excision should be considered for ...

Google previewPlastic Surgery Secrets Plus E-Book (2010)

by Jeffrey Weinzweig

Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common tumor of the parotid gland overall. Warthin's tumor is the second most common tumor of the parotid gland and the most common bilateral tumor. It is an interesting tumor in that it has significant ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Medical Decision Making (2009)

by Michael W. Kattan

New-person creation Nonvisible adenoma Natural death Cancer incidence Advanced adenoma 415 Dominance...

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 ...

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Small photo of Microscopic image of a villous adenoma. Adenomas are premalignant (precancerous) polyps of the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy can prevent cancer by removing adenomas before they transform to cancer.Small photo of Pleomorphic adenoma of parotid glandSmall photo of Examination by doctor urologist of prostate gland photo concept. Doctor holding a magnifying glass and through it examines and diagnoses prostate gland for presence of diseases - cancer, adenomaSmall photo of Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of a benign mixed tumor of the salivary gland (pleomorphic adenoma).Small photo of Photomicrograph of a pleomorphic adenoma (benign mixed tumor), of salivary glands such as parotid and submandibular glands, with both epithelial and mesenchymal (eg chondromyxoid) components.Small photo of Doctor on defocused background holds in his hand anatomic model of prostate with bladder, pointing with pen in hand on prostate in foreground. Localizing pathology or problems with enlarged or adenomaSmall photo of Photomicrograph of skin biopsy og a sebaceous adenoma, a benign tumor of skin that presents as a small bump, commonly on the nose. More...

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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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