carcinoma

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carcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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The purpose of this definition is to prevent inclusion of tumors with scattered enlarged cells or focal spindled cells, as well as to allow for the classification of spindle or giant cell carcinoma when the morphologically epithelial component is focal.
Histomolecular profiling of pleomorphic, spindle cell, and giant cell carcinoma of the lung for targeted therapies.
Most lung carcinomas with components of spindle cell and/or giant cell carcinoma are histologically heterogeneous.
In addition to the spindle and/or giant cell carcinoma patterns, when a component of adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma is present in a pleomorphic carcinoma, it should be documented (for example, pleomorphic carcinoma with squamous cell carcinoma, spindle cell and giant cell carcinoma) (Figure 2).
The 1981 World Health Organization's Histological Typing of Lung Tumours (12) recognized spindle cell carcinoma as a variant of squamous cell carcinoma; giant cell carcinoma as a variant of large cell carcinoma; and carcinosarcoma and pulmonary blastoma as miscellaneous malignant tumors.