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n. pl. ad·e·no·mas or ad·e·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign epithelial tumor having a glandular origin and structure.

ad′e·nom′a·toid′ (ăd′n-ŏm′ə-toid′) adj.
ad′e·nom′a·tous (-ŏm′ə-təs) adj.


n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
1. (Pathology) a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
2. (Pathology) a tumour having a glandlike structure


(ˌæd nˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland.
2. a benign tumor of glandlike structure.
[1865–70; < Greek adēn- (see adeno-) + -oma]
ad`e•nom′a•tous (-ˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-) adj.


A tumor of a gland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular originadenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
fibroadenoma - benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
lymphadenoma - an abnormally enlarged lymph node


n pl <-s or adenomata> (Med) → Adenom nt


n adenoma m; villous — adenoma velloso
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42,43,44) However, the high interobserver variability in the diagnosis between follicular adenoma and follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) might explain this finding as well as the variable frequency of mutations.
It is a challenge to differentiate between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma without histology.
Microfollicular adenomatoid nodule and follicular adenoma are the frequent thyroid gland lesions presenting with follicular pattern on routine histopathological examination.
The histopathologic examination revealed a thyroid follicular adenoma with a hemorrhagic focus.
Adenomatous goiter was the commonest non neoplastic lesion, follicular adenoma was the commonest benign neoplastic lesion where is papillary carcinoma was the commonest malignant lesion.
Meningioma like tumour of thyroid is a rare variant of follicular adenoma, which can easily be misdiagnosed.
A referral for operative exploration is recommended in such cases; usually, a hemi-thyroidectomy or lobectomy is performed, followed by histologic examination for capsular and vascular invasion to distinguish between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma (13), (15).
Hence cytologic category of follicular lesion includes follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma and highly cellular, hyperplastic nodules.
of Pittsburgh Medical Center), Biddinger (anatomic pathology, Medical College of Georgia) and Thompson (pathology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group) describe the normal anatomy and histology of the thyroid gland before exploring such conditions as diffuse and nodular hyperplasia, follicular adenoma, medullary carcinoma and common mestatic tumors.
Two cases diagnosed cytologicaly as benign follicular cells while histopathological diagnosis revealed Follicular carcinoma as a result cytological diagnosis of follicular adenoma vs.

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