Cite this page: Jain D. Spindle cell carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungtumorspindlecell.html. Accessed July 21st, 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
- Surfactant apoprotein A