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How is a bronchial adenoma diagnosed?

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  • To diagnose bronchial adenoma, your doctor may give you one or more of these tests: A biopsy removes a small piece of tissue. A specialist checks the sample under a microscope to see if it's cancer.
  • X-rays use low doses of radiation to make images of structures inside your body. A chest X-ray can look for a tumor in your lungs. MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, uses powerful magnets and radio waves to make pictures of organs and structures inside your body. It can show the size of the tumor. You may get a liquid to drink, or into a vein before the test. This contrast dye will help create a clearer picture. Your doctor might also do other types of scans to look for the tumor and see if it has spread.

From: What Is a Bronchial Adenoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization International: "What is ACC?"

American Cancer Society: "Can Lung Carcinoid Tumors be Found Early?" "Signs and symptoms of lung carcinoid tumors." "Surgery for salivary gland cancer." "What are the risk factors for lung carcinoid tumors?" "What are the risk factors for salivary gland cancer?" "What is salivary gland cancer?"

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Overview." "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Risk Factors." "Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Symptoms and signs." "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Treatment Options."  "Carcinoid tumor diagnosis." "Carcinoid Tumor: Overview." "Carcinoid Tumor: Symptoms and Signs." "Carcinoid Tumor: Treatment Options." 

Kayser, Klaus. , 2012. Analytical Lung Pathology

National Cancer Institute: "Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment - for health professionals (PDQ).

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: "A Review of Carcinoid Cancer."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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