Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma

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PubMed Search: Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma cervix

Branko Perunovic D.M.
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Cite this page: Perunovic B. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixbasaloid.html. Accessed July 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Aggressive behavior
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Squamous cell carcinoma with well defined nests of small, oval shaped basaloid cells with scant cytoplasm
  • Prominent peripheral palisading, infiltrative growth, minimal stromal reaction
  • Resembles tumors of same name at other sites (Adv Anat Pathol 2002;9:290)
  • Often necrosis or focal keratinization but no keratin pearls
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