We describe an alveolar adenoma of the lung with 3 previously unreported findings, which expand both the clinical and the morphologic spectrum of this rare tumor: presentation as a cystic nodule, foci of mature adipocytes, and S-100 positivity of the mesenchymal cells. Furthermore, using a laser capture microdissection technique under microscope visualization, we analyzed multiple chromosomal loci in both the epithelial and mesenchymal components of the lesion, showing microsatellite alterations and loss of heterozygosity in the former but not in the latter.
- Alveolar adenoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine