Adenocarcinoma of the lung differential diagnosis

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shanshan Cen, M.D. [2]

Overview

Adenocarcinoma of the lung must be differentiated from atypical adenomatous hyperplasia of the lung, adenocarcinoma in situ, squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, small cell carcinoma of the lung, malignant mesothelioma, and metastatic adenocarcinoma.

Differential Diagnosis

Adenocarcinoma of the lung must be differentiated from:[1]

  • Colorectal adenocarcinoma
  • Breast adenocarcinoma
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma

References

  1. Adenocarcinoma of the lung. Librepathology 2015. http://librepathology.org/wiki/index.php/Adenocarcinoma_of_the_lung
  2. Kamiya K, Yoshizu A, Misumi Y, Hida N, Okamoto H, Yoshida S (2011). "[Lung abscess which needed to be distinguished from lung cancer; report of a case]". Kyobu Geka. 64 (13): 1204–7. PMID 22242302.
  3. Matsuoka T, Uematsu H, Iwakiri S, Itoi K (2013). "[Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia presenting as a solitary nodule, suspicious of lung cancer;report of a case]". Kyobu Geka. 66 (10): 941–3. PMID 24008649.

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