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Pathology of Bronchial Adenoma (Mucous Gland Adenoma)

 Dr Sampurna Roy MD        





Mucous gland adenoma are rare benign tumours.

Age: Usually occurs in adults.

Clinical presentation:  Presents with bronchial obstruction because of the endobronchial location.

Gross: Exophytic, pedunculated, well circumscribed, soft and mucoid cut surface.

Microscopic features: There is dilatation of bronchial glands giving a cystic appearance.

The cystic glands are filled with mucous.

Papillary areas may be present.

There is no atypia or mitotic figures. D-PAS or mucicarmine demonstrate abundant intracellular mucin.

Surgical excision is the treatment of choice.


Further reading:

Truly benign "bronchial adenoma". Report of 10 cases of mucous gland adenoma with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings.

Pathology of seven mucous cell adenomas of the bronchial glands with particular reference to ultrastructure.

Pure bronchial adenoma. Anatomico-clinical and ultrastructural study of a case

Mucous gland adenoma of the bronchus.



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)






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