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What are adenomas?

Benign tumors that may develop around and in the appendix are called adenomas. Adenomas result from an overgrowth of epithelial cells. While they sometimes turn malignant, the primary concern is that the growth of adenomas could compress the appendix and may lead to appendicitis. These tumors can also develop in other areas of the body, such as on the thyroid gland or pituitary gland.

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