Lung tumor
Other carcinoma
Spindle cell carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 31 January 2019, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: spindle cell carcinoma[title] lung

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Spindle cell carcinoma. website. Accessed November 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Subtype of sarcomatoid carcinoma (WHO)
  • < 1% of all primary lung carcinomas
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Carcinoma composed exclusively of spindle-shaped tumor cells
  • Tumor cells often obliterate vessels
Negative stains
  • Surfactant apoprotein A
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