Primary Epithelial Malignancies

  • Yener S. Erozan
  • Ibrahim Ramzy
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 15)


This chapter has been updated according to the newly proposed classification of lung carcinomas and its application to small biopsies and cytology specimens which provides uniform terminology and criteria for diagnosing subtypes of lung carcinomas, specifically adenocarcinomas and poorly differentiated carcinomas.

Cytopathologic features of squamous cell carcinomas and pre-squamous lesions, adenocarcinomas, large cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine neoplasms, and salivary gland-like tumors are presented, and their differential diagnoses are discussed.


Carcinoid Tumor Small Cell Carcinoma Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Merkel Cell Carcinoma Tissue Fragment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yener S. Erozan
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Ramzy
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Pathology - Laboratory Medicine & of Obstetrics-GynecologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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