Lung tumor
Other carcinoma
Spindle cell carcinoma

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 December 2016, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Spindle cell carcinoma. website. Accessed May 23rd, 2018.
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