fetal adenocarcinoma


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fetal adenocarcinoma

A rare form of adenocarcinoma of the lung, resembling fetal lung tissue when examined microscopically. It consists of columnar cells that have a clear cytoplasm and oval nuclei.
See also: adenocarcinoma
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Fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in a 25-year-old woman.
68,69) Natatani et al (68) found mutations in exon 3 of the [beta]-catenin gene in 3 of 4 blastomas, but not in 5 carcinosarcomas with a high-grade fetal adenocarcinoma component.
The differential diagnostic clinical and pathologic features of pulmonary blastoma versus well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma and pleuropulmonary blastoma are summarized in Table 2.