When histologic diagnosis of pulmonary adenocarcinoma becomes difficult

A. Cavazza, G. Rossi, E. Tagliavini, N. Nannini, M. C. Mengoli, G. Gardini

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The differential diagnosis between pulmonary adenocarcinoma and several benign mimics can be a formidable challenge for the surgical pathologist, particularly in frozen sections and in small biopsies but sometimes in surgical specimens as well. In this review we will provide a practical guide to help the pathologist facing these problematic cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Biopsy
  • Frozen section
  • Histology
  • Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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