Lung tumor
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Papillary squamous cell carcinoma

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 December 2016, last major update September 2012

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Definition / General
  • Rare, well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma characterized by papillary, exophytic growth pattern and hyperkeratosis (WHO)
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Head and neck (not lung): papillary squamous cell carcinoma with individual, delicate finger-like projections with fibrovascular cores (left); cytologically atypical epithelium lines the papillary projections (right upper); 'koilocytic atypia' and keratosis are common (right lower)