Encyclopedia of Pathology

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Mucous Gland Adenoma, Lung

  • Keith M KerrEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_4303-1



This lesion is a benign, exophytic, endobronchial tumor arising from the tracheobronchial seromucous glands. Mucous gland adenoma comprises mucous cysts and glands and papillae lined by a variety of cell types including oncocytes, clear cells, columnar cells of various sizes, and mucinous goblet cells (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6).
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References and Further Reading

  1. Dacic, S., Gilbert, S., Ocak, I., et al. (2013). Salivary gland neoplasms of the lung. In P. S. Hasleton & D. B. Flieder (Eds.), Spencer’s pathology of the lung. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University press.Google Scholar
  2. England, D. M., & Hochholzer, L. (1995). Truly benign “bronchial adenoma”. Report of 10 cases of mucous gland adenoma with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 19, 887–899.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Travis, W. D., Brambilla, E., Burke, A. P., Marx, A., & Nicholson, A. N. (Eds.). (2015). WHO classification of tumours of the lung, pleura, thymus and heart. Geneva: WHO press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyAberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryAberdeenUK