Squamous cell bronchogenic carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Natalie Yang

Squamous cell bronchogenic carcinoma

Squamous cell bronchogenic carcinoma

Case Discussion

Squamous cell bronchogenic carcinoma


Bronchial brushings

Malignant cells present. Abnormal cells are seen with delicate cytoplasm, enlarged nuclei, and coarsely granular cytoplasm, consistent with non small cell carcinoma. 

Endobronchial biopsies

Right bronchus intermedius biopsy invasive squamous cell carcinoma, moderately differentiated. 

The clinical history of an obstructing lesion and a right hilar mass is noted.  The specimen consists of multiple fragments of tissue covered by squamous type mucosa.  No normal ciliated bronchial epithelium is identified.  An invasive squamous cell carcinoma is seen underneath the surface mucosa.  T

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Case information

rID: 9099
Case created: 17th Mar 2010
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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