Definition of Metaplastic Carcinoma

A general term used to describe carcinomas arising from epithelial cells that have been transformed into another cells type (metaplastic epithelial cells). A representative example is the adenocarcinoma arising in Barrett esophagus. This term is also used to describe carcinomas in which the malignant epithelial cells show differentiation towards another cell type. A representative example of the latter is the metaplastic breast carcinoma in which the malignant glandular cells show squamous, spindle cell, or chondroid/osseous differentiation.

Metaplastic Carcinoma is from the group

Carcinoma

Other Names for Metaplastic Carcinoma

Metaplastic Carcinoma
Metaplastic carcinoma

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