What does diffuse mean in a pathology report? Pathologists use the word diffuse to describe something seen throughout the tissue sample examined. Diffuse changes can be seen when the tissue is examined by eye (this is called the gross examination) or under the microscope. The opposite of diffuse is focal. Focal is a word pathologists …
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Adenocarcinoma of the stomach (invasive adenocarcinoma)

What is adenocarcinoma of the stomach? Adenocarcinoma (also called invasive adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of stomach cancer. The tumour starts from the cells that line the inside of the stomach. In many cases, adenocarcinoma starts from a pre-cancerous condition called intestinal metaplasia. Intestinal metaplasia occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of …
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