lung cancer

(redirected from bronchogenic carcinoma)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to bronchogenic carcinoma: Bronchoalveolar Carcinoma

lung cancer


click for a larger image
Tobacco smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Tiny, hairlike cilia line the respiratory tract and help protect the lungs from chemicals. Smoking eventually destroys their ability to do this. It is the chemicals present in the smoke, however, that cause cancer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lung cancer - carcinoma of the lungslung cancer - carcinoma of the lungs; one of the commonest forms of cancer
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
Translations

lung cancer

nLungenkrebs m

lung cancer

ncancro del polmone
References in periodicals archive ?
Table 1: Differential diagnosis: Solitary pulmonary nodule Infectious Granuloma Mycobacteria Fungus Sarcoidosis (rare) Organizing pneumonia Lung abscess (or septic embolus) Round pneumonia Fungal pneumonia Neoplastic Benign Hamartoma Inflammatory (myofibroblastic) pseudotumor Sclerosing hemangioma Granular cell tumor Malignant Bronchogenic carcinoma Solitary metastasis Carcinoid/atypical carcinoid tumor Vascular Arteriovenous malformation Pulmonary infarct Hematoma Pulmonary artery aneurysm Lymphatic Intrapulmonary lymph node Lymphoma Congenital Bronchogenic cyst Inflammatory Rheumatoid nodule Wegener's granulomatosis Airway Mucoid impaction (bronchiectasis) Miscellaneous Rounded atelectasis Amyloidosis
Patz EF, Lowe VJ, Goodman PC, et al: Thoracic nodal staging with PET imaging with 18 FDG in patients with Bronchogenic carcinoma.
Although initially proposed as a palliative tool in the management of end-stage esophageal or bronchogenic carcinoma, it has emerged as a modality which can effectively treat early as well as advanced endoluminal tumors, PDT has been incorporated into all aspects of our practice, including palliation, induction therapy, and definitive intervention for early-stage cancers of the aerodigestive tract.
The clinical behavior of "mixed" small cell/large cell bronchogenic carcinoma compared to "pure" small cell subtypes.
The radiograph showed a 4-cm mass in the left lung, which the radiologist reported as bronchogenic carcinoma.
It still is used today for stage III and IV Hodgkin's disease and other hematologic cancers, including polycythemia vera and mycoses fungoides, and bronchogenic carcinoma.
It was found that serum Cu level was increased in bronchogenic carcinoma.
This case illustrates the difficulties encountered in the diagnosis of an endobronchial foreign body where the presentation is delayed, with little initial history of aspiration, the potential confusion with the endobronchial appearance of bronchogenic carcinoma and the rare presentation of recurrent empyema.
Lessons to be learned: a case study approach: metastatic bronchogenic carcinoma presenting as a gluteal abscess.
While any organ may be involved, lung involvement is most common, manifesting either as a lobar infiltrate resembling a bacterial pneumonia, a miliary infiltration similar to tuberculosis, or as a large mass that is initially suspected of being a bronchogenic carcinoma.
Thursday morning the internist received the radiologist's written X-ray report with a diagnosis of "probable bronchogenic carcinoma.