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squamous

 [skwa´mus]
scaly or platelike.

squa·mous

(skwā'mŭs),
Relating to or covered with scales. See: simple squamous epithelium.
Synonym(s): scaly
[L. squamosus]

squamous

(skwā′məs, skwä′-) also

squamose

(-mōs′)
adj.
1. Covered with or formed of scales; scaly.
2. Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat like a scale: the squamous cells of the cervix.
3. Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the temporal bone.

squa′mous·ly adv.
squa′mous·ness n.

squa·mous

(skwā'mŭs)
Relating to or covered with scales.
Synonym(s): scaly, squamate.
[L. squamosus]

squamous

1. Scaly. Covered with, or formed of, scales.
2. Pertaining to, or resembling a scale or scales.

squamous

(of epithelium) flattened and plate-like.

Patient discussion about squamous

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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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A descriptive, cross-sectional method was adopted and the study was conducted in the histopathology department of Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar, Pakistan, from January to June 2017, and comprised patients with Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
We suggest a simple distinction between (1) HPV infection of proliferated reserve cells/ early immature metaplasia, and (2) HPV infection of mature squamous metaplasia (Figures 1 and 2).
TABLE 1: AGE AND SITE DISTRIBUTION OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF THE TONGUE.
SCC is of unknown etiology, as the thyroid typically lacks squamous epithelium.
[1] Among malignant tumours squamous cell carcinomas were recorded higher in number, whereas premalignant leucoplakia were the common presentation the reason being high number of malignant cases.
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As stated in Introduction, among head and neck cancers, reported cases of concomitant squamous cell carcinoma and EPM are extremely rare, and this represents the first report of synchronous EPM and hypopharyngeal carcinoma.
There was only adenocarcinoma in lymph node metastases, and no squamous component was found.
The subgroup analysis comparing the risk among kidney and heart transplant recipients showed the increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma was significant among kidney transplant recipients but not among heart transplant recipients.