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Cite this page: Giant cell carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungtumorgiantcellcarcinoma.html. Accessed February 24th, 2017.
Definition / General
- Neoplastic, highly pleomorphic giant cells, often in inflammatory stroma with emperipolesis (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2010;134:1645)
- Giant cells are multinucleated, may resemble syncytiotrophoblasts and produce human chorionic gonadotropin, but are usually fewer than in primary choriocarcinoma of lung (Histopathology 2000;36:17)
- No sarcomatoid component present
- Calretinin (67%)