Squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix

Dr Varun Babu and Radswiki et al.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix is the most common histological subtype of cervical cancer and accounts for 80-90% of cases.

Pathology

Most cervical squamous cell carcinomas grow at the squamocolumnar junction (SCJ). In younger women, the SCJ is located outside the external uterine os, and the tumour tends to grow outward (exophytic growth pattern). In elderly patients, the SCJ is located within the cervical canal and the cancer tends to grow inward along the cervical canal (endophytic growth pattern). 

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Article information

rID: 15209
System: Gynaecology
Section: Pathology
Tags: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cervical squamous cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix
  • SCC cervix
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of cervix
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of uterine cervix

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