HERBERT I. MCCOY, M.D.
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Considerable interest has been aroused in a group of pulmonary neoplasms thought to originate in the lining cells of the alveoli. This interest is stimulated by their alleged rarity, and the morphologic and histologic controversy concerning their origin. They are distinguished from other pulmonary neoplasms by a regular layer of nonciliated, cuboidal to low columnar cells which line the alveoli, and by the absence of evidence of primary bronchial involvement.
Two cases are presented as examples of alveolar-cell carcinoma.
Case 1. A 60 year old Italian-born male was admitted to The New York Hospital complaining of increasing dyspnea
MCCOY HI. "ALVEOLAR-CELL" CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:968–982. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-968
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):968-982.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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