superficial spreading carcinoma

superficial spreading carcinoma

Oncology A malignancy which, in the esophagus, is defined as one with an intramucosal extension of ≥ 20 mm from the primary lesion; while an SSC tends to respect the mucosa-submucosal interface, locoregional metastases are not uncommon
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Superficial spreading carcinoma (SSC) is an unusual form of esophageal cancer in which tumor is confined to the mucosa or submucosa, regardless of the presence or absence of lymph node metastases.

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