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Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung

Disease definition

Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung is a rare, primary, low-grade, bronchopulmonary neoplasm characterized by a well-circumscribed, usually large, pulmonary mass that is histologically composed of glycogen-rich neoplastic glands and tubules that resemble fetal lungs at 10 to 16 weeks of gestation and benign adjacent stroma. It typically presents with chest pain, cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis and/or generalized, non-specific symptoms, such as night sweats, lethargy, poor appetite and weight loss.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • WDFA
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: C34.1  C34.2  C34.3  C34.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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