Bronchoalveolar carcinoma

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[edit] 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.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Bronchoalveolar carcinoma

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[edit] See Also

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Goldminer: Bronchoalveolar carcinoma

[edit] References for Bronchoalveolar carcinoma