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Bronchial Adenoma arising in Mucous Glands

Last updated Aug. 30, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH


The topic Bronchial Adenoma arising in Mucous Glands you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Pulmonary Mucous Gland Adenoma.

Quick Summary:

  • Pulmonary Mucous Gland Adenoma is a rare benign tumor of the lung, which occurs predominantly in the lung tissue
  • These lung tumors are generally solitary and are observed in children and adults. The exact cause of Pulmonary Mucous Gland Adenoma is unknown, and presently, no specific risk factors have been identified
  • Most Pulmonary Mucous Gland Adenomas are asymptomatic, meaning that generally no signs and symptoms may be noted.In some, it can cause signs and symptoms such as blood in cough, wheezing, and difficulty in breathing
  • Due to this reason (most are asymptomatic tumors), a majority of them are often diagnosed incidentally, while a diagnostic work-up is being performed for other medical conditions
  • The healthcare provider may undertake treatment (surgical removal of the tumor) to rule out lung cancer. A complete removal of the tumor commonly results in a cure
  • The prognosis of Pulmonary Mucous Gland Adenoma is typically excellent, since these are benign tumors and no malignant transformation is noted

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First uploaded: Aug. 30, 2017
Last updated: Aug. 30, 2017