oat cell

small cell

a short, bluntly spindle-shaped cell that contains a relatively large, hyperchromatic nucleus, frequently observed in some forms of undifferentiated bronchogenic carcinoma.
Synonym(s): oat cell

oat cell

(ōt sel)
A short, bluntly spindle-shaped cell that contains a relatively large, hyperchromatic nucleus, frequently observed in undifferentiated bronchogenic carcinoma.
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Small cell lung cancer is also called oat cell cancer.
Benign lesions include the fibrovascular polyp, myofibroma, pedunculated lipoma, and leiomyoma; malignant lesions include adenocarcinoma from Barrett's oesophagus, squamous cell carcinoma, leiomyosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, melanoma, oat cell carcinoma, and lymphoma.
The processing probably liberates the beta-glucans from the oat cell walls, he suggests, making them readily available to the body.
The two types of lung cancer commonly associated with heavy smoking are oat cell carcinoma (also called small cell carcinoma) and squamous cell carcinoma.
WHO classification is the same as the small cell carcinoma of the lung, which is oat cell, intermediate, and combined.
Oat cell carcinoma of the urinary tract: an immunohistochemical and electron microscopic study.
A frozen-section diagnosis rendered during the thoracotomy was "tumor; probable lymphoma, small cell; rule out oat cell carcinoma.