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a.1.Like a gland; full of glands; glandulous; adenous.
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There are several types of adenoses that may resemble invasion both radiologically and histologically, such as sclerosing adenosis, tubular adenosis, and microglandular adenosis.
There are reports of atypical microglandular adenoses that histologically mimic invasive carcinoma at both the architectural and cytologic level.
Fibrocystic disease is a "catch-all" phrase that encompasses breast diseases such as mammary dysplasia, lobular hyperplasia with evidence of cyst formation, apocrine metaplasia or atypia, collagenosis, fibrosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis, papillomatosis, sclerosing and fibrosing adenoses, fibroadenoma and intraductal papilloma.