Medical Definition of Alveolar cell carcinoma

1. A carcinoma, thought to be derived from epithelium of terminal bronchioles, in which the neoplastic tissue extends along the alveolar walls and grows in small masses within the alveoli; involvement may be uniformly diffuse and massive, or nodular, or lobular; microscopically, the neoplastic cells are cuboidal or columnar and form papillary structures; mucin may be demonstrated in some of the cells and in the material in the alveoli, which also includes denuded cells; metastases in regional lymph nodes, and even in more distant sites, are known to occur, but are infrequent. Synonym: alveolar cell carcinoma, bronchiolar adenocarcinoma, bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma, bronchioloalveolar adenocarcinoma. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alveolar Cell Carcinoma

alveolar air
alveolar angle
alveolar arch
alveolar arch of mandible
alveolar arch of maxilla
alveolar artery
alveolar atrophy
alveolar bed
alveolar body
alveolar bone
alveolar bone loss
alveolar bones
alveolar border
alveolar canals
alveolar cell
alveolar cell carcinoma (current term)
alveolar consonant
alveolar crest
alveolar dead space
alveolar duct
alveolar duct emphysema
alveolar ectasia
alveolar foramina
alveolar gas
alveolar gas equation
alveolar gingiva
alveolar gland
alveolar hydatid cyst
alveolar index
alveolar macrophage

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