squamous cell


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squa·mous cell

a flat scalelike epithelial cell.
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squa·mous cell

(skwā'mŭs sel)
A flat, scalelike epithelial cell.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

squamous cell

A flat, scaly epithelial cell.
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Patient discussion about squamous cell

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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Patil, "Emperipolesis: an unreported novel phenomenon in oral squamous cell carcinoma," Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, vol.
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.
By contrast, the squamous cell carcinoma component was immunoreactive for cytokeratin (AE1/AE3), 34[beta]E12, and p63, with negative reaction for hcaldesmon, desmin, and muscle-specific actin (HHF-35).
In the present case report, the cytology report from the cholecystostomy drain noted atypical cells and anucleated squamous cells. This may suggest that evidence of squamous cells in aspirated biliary fluid, which should be composed entirely of glandular cells, is suspicious for squamous cell carcinoma.
Similarly, when researchers looked at studies of keratinocyte cancers (the combined risk of squamous cell and basal cell cancers), there was no significant association with overall risk of KC.
In the last layer, the probabilities of cancer types (adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and small cell carcinoma) are obtained using a softmax function.
Radiation therapy is commonly used alone or in combination with surgery to treat oral squamous cell carcinoma.
The results of the treatment of the bird in this report suggest that palliative external beam radiation therapy holds promise as a therapeutic modality for squamous cell carcinoma of the beak in birds.
* The report reviews pipeline therapeutics for Head And Neck Cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources
* The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Recurrent Head And Neck Cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma and enlists all their major and minor projects
This contrasts with squamous cell carcinoma being the most predominant morphologic pattern documented in most cancer registries up until the 1980s (4).
The biopsy revealed a verrucous squamous cell carcinoma invading the dermis and hypodermis and cytological changes of viral infection (Fig.

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