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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Primary oat cell carcinoma of the breast: Imaging features.
Oat cell carcinoma of the urinary tract: an immunohistochemical and electron microscopic study.
Small cell lung cancer is also called oat cell cancer.
The highly anaplastic cloacogenic cell neoplasms show great similarity to oat cell carcinomas of lung.
Syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion and diplopia: oat cell (small cell) rectal carcinoma metastatic to the central nervous system.
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 most likely diagnosis with a hilar mass, multiple intracranial masses, likely involvement of both adrenal glands, and weight loss is probably metastatic oat cell bronchogenic carcinoma.
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.