large cell undifferentiated carcinoma of lung
large cell undifferentiated carcinoma of lungLarge cell carcinoma
An aggressive pleomorphic carcinoma which corresponds to a PD SCC, adenoCA or small cell carcinoma, which may be associated with marked eosinophilia or leukocytosis Clinical 50% metastasize to the brain; if > 40% of cells are 'giant', it is designated giant cell carcinoma and has a very poor prognosis–average survival of < 1 yr. See Squamous cell carcinoma. Cf Small cell carcinoma.
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