adenoma adenoma


  • (n) a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin


  1. Also benign is adenoma, which lines gland-like depressions or cavities in the tissue structure.
  2. Although the tissue samples proved benign, doctors concluded the polyp was a villous adenoma, so called because of the villi, or finger-like projections visible under a microscope.
  3. That particular polyp, called adenoma type, is one that, if it is left, begins to develop cancerous cells.


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  • "These clinical trial results are new. The cardiovascular findings in one of the studies (Adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib or APC) are unexpected and not consistent with the reported findings in the second study (Prevention of Spontaneous...
    on Dec 17, 2004 By: Hank McKinnell Source: USA Today

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