8040/0 Tumorlet, benign


Definitions

Bronchus and lung
ICD-O-3 topography code: C34

A tiny localized pulmonary nodule characterized by neuroendocrine cell proliferationa of the bronchial and bronchiolar mucosa, measuring a few millimeters in size that are usually associated with damaged and ectatic small airways. Pulmonary tumorlets are often discovered as an incidental finding during routine histologic examination of tissue sections or during radiologic examination 1
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Ginsberg MS, Akin O, Berger DM, Zakowski MF, Panicek DM (2004)
Pulmonary tumorlets: CT findings.
AJR Am J Roentgenol 183: 293-6



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