Lung

Sarcomatoid carcinoma

Spindle cell



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PubMed Search: spindle cell carcinoma[title] lung

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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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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