adenoacanthoma


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adenoacanthoma

 [ad″ĕ-no-ak″an-tho´mah]
adenocarcinoma in which some of the cells exhibit squamous differentiation.

ad·e·no·ac·an·tho·ma

(ad'ĕ-nō-ak'an-thō'mă),
A malignant neoplasm consisting chiefly of glandular epithelium (adenocarcinoma), usually well differentiated, with foci of squamous (or epidermoid) neoplastic cells.

ad·e·no·ac·an·tho·ma

(ad'ĕ-nō-ak'an-thō'mă)
A malignant neoplasm consisting chiefly of glandular epithelium (adenocarcinoma), usually well differentiated, with foci of metaplasia to squamous (or epidermoid) neoplastic cells.
Synonym(s): adenoid squamous cell carcinoma.

adenoacanthoma

A type of cancer (an ADENOCARCINOMA) affecting the lining of the womb (ENDOMETRIUM), in which the normally columnar cells are replaced by flattened (SQUAMOUS) cells.
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Microscopic examination of the endometrial biopsy specimen and the endometrial tumor showed replacement of the normal endometrium by neoplastic cells, which had 2 different growth patterns: a glandular pattern with areas of squamous differentiation (adenoacanthoma) and a diffuse solid pattern (GCC) (Figure 1).
Incidence, histology, and response to radiation of mixed carcinomas (adenoacanthomas) of the uterine cervix.