Embryoma

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Embryooma
Other namesEmbryonal tumor
SpecialtyOncology

Embryoma is a mass of rapidly growing cells believed to originate 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."[citation needed]

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".

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  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.

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