ROBERT R. SOUTHWORTH, M.D.; ABRAHAM BECKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Bronchiolar carcinoma is an unusual type of primary carcinoma of the lung. It has been defined by Storey1 as follows: (1) a tumor characterized by alveoli lined with epithelial cells of columnar or cuboidal type, with eosinophilic cytoplasm and basally placed nuclei; (2) preservation of the pulmonary architecture; (3) absence of an intrinsic tumor of a bronchus; and (4) absence of evidence of primary adenocarcinoma in any other part of the body. It has been known by various names, such as alveolar cell carcinoma and pulmonary adenomatosis. Diagnosis has been made chiefly by postmortem examination. In the last few years,
SOUTHWORTH RR, BECKER A. BRONCHIOLAR CARCINOMA (PULMONARY ADENOMATOSIS)1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:1328–1337. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1328
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(6):1328-1337.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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