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adenolymphoma

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noun ad·e·no·lym·pho·ma \ -lim-ˈfō-mə \

medical Definition of adenolymphoma

plural adenolymphomas also adenolymphomata play \-mət-ə\
:a benign tumor of the salivary glands and usually of the parotid gland that is characterized by columnar epithelial cells lining the cystic spaces and by the increase of lymphoid tissue in the stroma
  • Adenolymphomas usually occur in men over the age of 50 years, and are occasionally bilateral.
  • —Harold Ellis et al., Lecture Notes on General Surgery, 10th edition2002
called also Warthin's tumor

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