[Alveolar adenoma: a rare peripheral pulmonary tumor]

Ann Pathol. 1999 Sep;19(4):325-8.
[Article in French]


Alveolar adenoma was first described in 1986. It is a benign peripheral lung neoplasm present more frequently in middle-aged woman. We report a new case occurring in 52 year-old woman. We describe histopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics. Then, this observation is compared with the 11 cases previously published. Finally, we try to understand its origin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / chemistry
  • Adenoma / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lung Neoplasms / chemistry
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Alveoli / chemistry
  • Pulmonary Alveoli / pathology*