carcinoma of the lung, usually adenocarcinoma, arising from a peripheral lung scar or associated with interstitial fibrosis in a honeycomb lung.
Synonym(s): scar cancer
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scar cancerA cancer often located in the pulmonary apices and associated with pre-existing scars, wounds or inflammation–eg, healed TB, infarcts, abscess cavities, bronchiectasis, and metallic foreign bodies–eg, bullets; 80% of SCs are adenoCAs, 15% are SCCs, the rest are of other histopathologic types. See Passenger/driver controversy.
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