Embryoma

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Embryoma
Classification and external resources
ICD-O: M9080/1

Embryonal tumor is a mass of rapidly growing cells. It is believed that it begins in embryonic (fetal) tissue.[1] Embryonal tumors may be benign or malignant, and include neuroblastomas and Wilms tumors. Also called embryoma. Embryomas have been defined as: "Adult neoplasms expressing one or more embryo-exclusive genes", in: "Embryoma Gene Networks", http://www.embryomas.net

Embryomas can appear in the lungs.[2]

It is not a precise term, and it is not commonly used in modern medical literature. Embryomas have been defined as: "Adult neoplasms expressing one or more embryo-exclusive genes".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "embryoma" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ BARNARD WG (December 1952). "Embryoma of lungs". Thorax 7 (4): 299–301. doi:10.1136/thx.7.4.299. PMC 1019196. PMID 13015519. 

http://www.embryomas.net

External links[edit]

  • Embryonal tumor entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".