The differential diagnosis includes adenoid basal carcinoma (ABC) and basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
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(3) The epithelial component represents a variety of different histological subtypes, either alone or in combination, which includes squamous cell carcinoma, basaloid squamous carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, adenoid basal carcinoma
, adenoid cystic carcinoma and undifferentiated carcinoma.
Uncommon gynecologic carcinomas that are composed of predominantly small cells include carcinoid tumor, small cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and adenoid basal carcinoma. They can be distinguished from tamoxifen-related small blue cells by the morphologic features summarized ill Table 4.
Adenoid basal carcinoma of the cervix: a potential pitfall in cervicovaginal cytology.