Small cell squamous cell carcinoma

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 May 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Mean age 50 years
  • Lower rate of nodal metastases and recurrence than small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • 5 year survival for stage I is 42%
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Well defined nests of basaloid type cells resembling small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma but with more cytoplasm, coarser chromatin and prominent nucleoli
  • 60% also have SIL
Positive stains
Negative stains
  • Neuroendocrine markers
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