Squamous-cell carcinoma of the lung

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]
Squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung:

Presentations

Microscopic examination

Typical squamous-cell carcinoma cells are large with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and large, often vesicular, nuclei.[1]

If uncertain, the most useful immunostains are:

Further workup

Optionally, stain for GATA-3, where a negative tests confirms a primary SCC, whereas a positive finding indicates metastasis from a squamous-cell carcinoma of the skin.[3]

Notes

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  2. p63 can distinguish SCC from adenocarcinoma with 85% sensitivity, 95% specificity, 94.4% PPV, and 86.4% NPV, and distinguish SCC from small-cell carcinoma with 85% sensitivity, 100% specificity, 100% PPV, and 87% NPV. Reference:
    - Jafarian AH, Gharib M, Mohammadian Roshan N, Sherafatnia S, Omidi AA, Bagheri S (2017). "The Diagnostic Value of TTF-1, P63, HMWK, CK7, and CD56 Immunostaining in the Classification of Lung Carcinoma. ". Iran J Pathol 12 (3): 195-201. PMID 29531543. PMC: 5835366. Archived from the original. . 

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References

  1. Dr Nicholas Turnbull, A/Prof Patrick Emanual (2014-05-03). Squamous cell carcinoma pathology. DermNetz.
  2. Jafarian AH, Gharib M, Mohammadian Roshan N, Sherafatnia S, Omidi AA, Bagheri S (2017). "The Diagnostic Value of TTF-1, P63, HMWK, CK7, and CD56 Immunostaining in the Classification of Lung Carcinoma. ". Iran J Pathol 12 (3): 195-201. PMID 29531543. PMC: 5835366. Archived from the original. . 
  3. . Stains & molecular markers - GATA3. PathologyOutlines. Topic Completed: 1 March 2018. Minor changes: 26 June 2020}}