Neuroendocrine carcinoma
Large cell

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 21 June 2020

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Neuroendocrine carcinoma [title] large cell

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Large cell. website. Accessed November 23rd, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Rare; poorly differentiated tumor composed of large, crowded clusters of cells with moderate / abundant cytoplasm, nuclei with vesicular or finely granular chromatin and frequent mitotic figures (18+ / 10 HPF)
  • Part of WHO classification
Case reports
  • Aggressive tumor requiring multimodal treatment
Clinical images

Contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick

Left lateral MRI

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Neuroendocrine differentiation morphologically and by immunohistochemistry; larger cell size than small cell carcinoma; frequent necrosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick

Left lateral

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Nests of large tumor cells


Differential diagnosis
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