Pulmonary nodule caused by an alveolar adenoma of the lung

Virchows Arch. 1997 Feb;430(2):181-4. doi: 10.1007/BF01008040.


Alveolar adenomas of the lung may be a rare cause of solitary coin lesions on chest radiographs. We report a case of this neoplasm, describe its morphological and immunohistochemical characteristics and give further evidence that alveolar adenomas of the lung represent a benign proliferation of both the alveolar epithelium and the septal mesenchyme.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Adenoma / pathology*
  • Adenoma / surgery
  • Anatomy, Cross-Sectional
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Alveoli / pathology*
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome