Preneoplasia and Precancerous Lesions

  • Alphonse E. Sirica


Many forms of experimental animal and human neoplasms have been observed to be preceded in their development by characteristic precursor lesions. As defined in Chapter 1, those lesions that serve as precursors for neoplasms in general, either benign or malignant, are commonly referred to as preneoplastic, while the precursors of malignant neoplasms are regarded as precancerous or premalignant.


Precancerous Lesion Preneoplastic Lesion Hyperplastic Nodule Dysplastic Nevus Acidophilic Cell 
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  • Alphonse E. Sirica
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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