small cell carcinoma

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small cell carcinoma

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Noun1.small cell carcinoma - highly malignant carcinoma composed of small round or egg-shaped cells with little cytoplasmsmall cell carcinoma - highly malignant carcinoma composed of small round or egg-shaped cells with little cytoplasm; lung cancers are frequently oat cell carcinomas
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In the differential diagnosis of ACC, polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma, basaloid squamous cell carcinoma, small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, and adenosquamous cell carcinoma can be considered.
This statistically significant higher rate of detection and concordance with the general diagnosis was maintained in the individual tumor subtypes of squamous cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma, and metastatic carcinoma not otherwise specified.
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Until recently, the body of opinion has been that squamous or glandular divergent differentiation are not clinically important as the prognosis is not affected.[sup.11,12] This article will review the current literature on variant histologies of urothelial cancer and new developments in pure squamous cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the bladder.