Lung tumor
Squamous cell carcinoma
Papillary squamous cell carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 22 October 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: papillary squamous cell carcinoma lung

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Papillary squamous cell carcinoma. website. Accessed December 14th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare, well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma characterized by papillary, exophytic growth pattern and hyperkeratosis (WHO)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Head and neck (not lung): papillary squamous cell carcinoma with individual, delicate finger-like projections with fibrovascular cores (left); cytologically atypical epithelium lines the papillary projections (right upper); "koilocytic atypia" and keratosis are common (right lower)

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