cystic carcinoma

cys·tic car·ci·no·ma

a carcinoma in which true epithelium-lined cysts are formed, or degenerative changes may result in cystlike spaces.

cystic carcinoma

a malignant neoplasm containing closed cavities or saclike spaces. These tumors may occur in the breast and ovary.

cystic carcinoma

A nonspecific, descriptive term for:
(1) A carcinoma with “cystic” degeneration (i.e., the spaces are not true cysts); 
(2) A carcinoma that produces true cysts lined by epithelium.

cys·tic car·ci·no·ma

(sistik kahrsi-nōmă)
One in which true epithelium-lined cysts are formed, or degenerative changes may result in cystlike spaces.

Patient discussion about cystic carcinoma

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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