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.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
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Spindle cell carcinoma or sarcomatous carcinoma (SC) is a rare and highly malignant variant of SCC with epithelial and mesenchymal biphasic morphology.
Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of the kidney with neuroendocrine differentiation: report of two cases.
There were 8 cases of metastatic melanoma, 7 of metastatic spindle cell carcinoma and 2 unclassified malignant neoplasms (Table 2).
Gersell DJ, Katzenstein AA: Spindle cell carcinoma of the breast.
A solitary case of spindle cell carcinoma in the present study was having nodal stage of N2.
Recurrent alterations of hippo signaling pathway genes in mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC) of kidney [abstract 1066].
Other pathological differential diagnoses of our case would include hybrid peripheral nerve sheath tumors, perineurioma, cellular neurothekeoma, nerve sheath myxoma (classic neurothekeoma), desmoplastic neurothekeoma, superficial angiomyxoma (cutaneous myxoma), (16) solitary neurofibroma with prominent differentiation of Meissner bodies, or spindle cell carcinoma.
It is one of a group of benign 'spindle-cell' proliferative lesions which are often difficult to distinguish from malignant breast cancer, especially spindle cell carcinoma.
11,17) Differential diagnoses of FDCS include interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma, thymoma, spindle cell carcinoma, metastatic undifferentiated carcinomas, malignant melanoma, and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).
INTRODUCTION:: Spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC), also known as sarcomatoid carcinoma, is a rare malignancy of the head and neck regions.
Metaplastic carcinomas of the breast, II: spindle cell carcinoma.