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adenocarcinoma

 [ad″ĕ-no-kahr″sĭ-no´mah]
carcinoma derived from glandular tissue or in which the tumor cells form recognizable glandular structures. The World Health Organization recognizes four categories of adenocarcinoma: acinar, papillary, bronchioalveolar, and solid carcinoma with mucus formation; it can be further subclassified into well, moderate, and poorly differentiated forms.
alveolar adenocarcinoma (bronchioalveolar adenocarcinoma) (bronchiolar adenocarcinoma) (bronchioloalveolar adenocarcinoma) (bronchoalveolar adenocarcinoma) bronchioloalveolar carcinoma.
clear cell adenocarcinoma a rare malignant tumor of the female genital tract, resembling a renal cell carcinoma and containing tubules or small cysts with some cells that are hobnail-shaped and others whose cytoplasm is clear, containing abundant glycogen and inconspicuous stroma. It may occur in the ovary, uterus, cervix, or vagina. One form has been linked to in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol. Called also clear cell carcinoma and mesonephroma.
adenocarcinoma of the lung a type of bronchogenic carcinoma made up of cuboidal or columnar cells in a discrete mass, usually at the periphery of the lungs.

ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma

(ad'ĕ-nō-kar'si-nō'mă),
A malignant neoplasm of epithelial cells with a glandular or glandlike pattern.

adenocarcinoma

(ăd′n-ō-kär′sə-nō′mə)
n.
A malignant tumor originating in glandular tissue.

ad′e·no·car′ci·nom′a·tous (-nŏm′ə-təs, -nō′mə-təs) adj.

adenocarcinoma

A carcinoma that arises in a secretory epithelium or mucosa—i.e., glands—which is the malignant counterpart of an adenoma.

adenocarcinoma (bladder)

A tumour that may be primary and result from differentiation of a urothelial carcinoma. It may arise in a polyp or from urachal remnant tumours and resemble colorectal tumours, or it can be the recipient of prostate or colorectal metastases.

adenocarcinoma

AdenoCA Oncology A carcinoma that arises in a secretory epithelium or mucosa; it is the malignant counterpart of an adenoma. See Clear cell adenocarcinoma, Minimum deviation adenocarcinoma of the endocervix. Cf Adenoma.

ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma

(ad'ĕ-nō-kahr'si-nō'mă)
A malignant neoplasm of epithelial cells in glandular or glandlike pattern.

adenocarcinoma

A cancer arising from gland tissue in a lining membrane (EPITHELIUM) and usually showing the glandular features of the original tissue. Most cancers of the breast and large intestine (COLON) are adenocarcinomas.

Adenocarcinoma

A malignant tumor that arises within the tissues of a gland and retains its glandular structure.

ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma

(ad'ĕ-nō-kahr'si-nō'mă)
A malignant neoplasm of epithelial cells with a glandular or glandlike pattern.
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Prostate involvement by mucinous adenocarcinoma of the intestine, the bladder or urethra is histologically similar to mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate. The infiltrating components of these extra-prostatic mucinous cancers contain mucin pools lined by columnar mucinous epithelium and show different degrees of nuclear atypia.
Adenocarcinoma of the prostate with endometrioid features: a light microscopic and immunohistochemical study of ten cases.
An immunohistochemical panel positive for CK20, CDX2, and EMA but negative for PSA, NkX3.1, and CK7 was not suggestive of primary adenocarcinoma of the prostate but could correspond either to a primary vesical or a colonic adenocarcinoma.
Prostate specific antigen as a serum marker for Adenocarcinoma of the prostate. N Engl J Med.
In the present study, a greater proportion of subjects with low serum FT presented with locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer compared with the group with normal FT (see Table 1), which supports the finding of Perez Marquez et al., who reported that patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate and lower testosterone levels are affected by more extensive disease and are at greater risk of progression.
Carcinosarcoma of the prostate in combination with adenocarcinoma of the prostate and adenocarcinoma of the seminal vesicles: a case report with immunocytochemical analysis and review of the literature.
We report a case of advanced mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate involving almost the entire bladder, who had failed treatment with hormonal and radiotherapy.
At baseline, patients had T1b-T2b adenocarcinoma of the prostate and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level of 20 or less.
The 5[alpha]-reductase isoenzymes convert testosterone to the androgen dihydrotestosterone, a necessary step in the initiation and maintenance of adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
Prostate specific antigen: a critical assessment of the most useful tumor marker for adenocarcinoma of the prostate. J Urol 1991;145:907-923.