Etiology: Alveolar/bronchiolar adenomas are benign tumors which arise from the respiratory epithelium.
Incidence: The incidence of alveolar/bronchiolar adenomas is common in some strains.
Clinical Signs: There are usually no clinical signs.
Pathology: Grossly, adenomas appear as discrete, yellow-white nodules. There are three different histolomorphologic patterns of adenomas which include solid, papillary and mixed . Tumors usually cause slight to moderate compression of the parenchyma.
Diagnosis: Diagnosis can be made upon necropsy and histopathologic examination of tissue.
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