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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[Clear cell adenocarcinoma with a component of well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma; report of a case] Kyobu Geka 2006;59:867-70.
The differential diagnostic clinical and pathologic features of pulmonary blastoma versus well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma and pleuropulmonary blastoma are summarized in Table 2.
Nakatani et al (68) have proposed the term blastomatoid variant of carcinosarcoma to classify carcinosarcomas with a high-grade fetal adenocarcinoma component.
Within the sarcomatoid carcinomas, separation of the subtypes is heavily dependent on adequate sampling to establish the presence of conventional carcinoma, fetal adenocarcinoma, and sarcoma components.