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WHO Classification of Tumours
Squamous cell carcinoma, NOS
Corpus uteri


Definition

A carcinoma arising from squamous epithelial cells, morphologically characterized by the proliferation of atypical, often pleomorphic squamous cells. Squamous cell carcinomas are graded as well, moderately, or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated carcinomas are usually associated with keratin production and the presence of intercellular bridges between adjacent cells.
Typical sites of squamous cell carcinomas include the head and neck region, repiratory tract, skin and cervix.

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine corpus is a rare tumour arising from the endometrium. It usually affects postmenopausal women and is frequently associated with cervical stenosis and pyometra. The prognosis is poor

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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



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