Definition of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

A carcinoma arising from squamous epithelial cells. Morphologically, it is characterized by the proliferation of atypical, often pleomorphic squamous cells. squamous cell carcinomas are graded by the degree of cellular differentiation as well, moderately, or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated carcinomas are usually associated with keratin production and the presence of intercellular bridges between adjacent cells. Representative examples are lung squamous cell carcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, and cervical squamous cell carcinoma.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma is from the group

Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Neoplasm

Other Names for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Epidermoid Carcinoma
Epidermoid Cell Cancer
Malignant Epidermoid Cell Neoplasm
Malignant Epidermoid Cell Tumor
Malignant Squamous Cell Neoplasm
Malignant Squamous Cell Tumor
Squamous Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Cancer
Squamous Cell Epithelioma
epidermoid carcinoma
Squamous Cell carcinoma

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