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 Discussion of Bronchoalveolar carcinoma
- Bronchoalveolar cell carcinoma is a subtype of adenocarcinoma.
- Accounts for as many as 5% of bronchogenic carcinomas.
- Only lung carcinoma where a substantial percentage of patients DO NOT have a significant smoking history.
- More common in women non-smokers.
- Characterized pathologically by lepidic growth.
- More than half of all patient with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma are asymptomatic.
- Increased incidence in patients with interstitial lung disease, parenchymal scaring, and lipoid pneumonia.
 Imaging Findings for Bronchoalveolar carcinoma
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 References for Bronchoalveolar carcinoma
- KS Lee, Y Kim, J Han, EJ Ko, CK Park, and SL Primack. Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma: clinical, histopathologic, and radiologic findings. RadioGraphics 1997 17: 1345-1357.