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WHO Classification of Tumours
Papillary squamous cell carcinoma
Cervix uteri


Papillary squamous cell carcinoma is a well differentiated histological variant of squamous cell carcinoma characterized by a papillary, exophytic growth pattern. The most commonly affected anatomic sites are the larynx, penis, cervix, vagina, and vulva.
Papillary squamous cell carcinomas of the uterine cervix are positive for HPV type 16, but, in contrast to warty squamous cell carcinoma , there are no cellular features of HPV infection. Keratinization is inconspicuous. The epithelium shows features of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

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Tavassoli FA, Devilee P (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2003