well differentiated

Atypical carcinoid tumour of the lung

What is an atypical carcinoid tumour? An atypical carcinoid tumour is a type of lung cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. In the lung, this tumour starts from the neuroendocrine cells normally found in the walls of the airways and is often located in the central part of the lung near the heart. Since it is …
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Well differentiated

In pathology, the term well differentiated is used to describe a malignant (cancerous) tumour made up of cells that look very similar to normal, healthy cells. The degree of differentiation is important because it is used to determine the tumour grade. In most areas of the body, well differentiated tumours are considered low grade. In contrast, poorly …
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