Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pleural
No synonyms have been described for this entity.
Carcinoma arising from squamous epithelial cells, morphologically characterized by proliferation of atypical, often pleomorphic squamous cells, and graded as well, moderately, or poorly differentiated and well-differentiated carcinomas are usually associated with keratin production and presence of intercellular bridges between adjacent cells; subtypes include basaloid, clear cell type, papillary, and small cell nonkeratinizing.
Primary pleural squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a very rare pleural malignancy which has seldom been reported. Cases of squamous cell carcinoma arising from the pleura in patients with a chronically draining empyema cavity have rarely been reported. Chronic pleural inflammation may therefore be one of the causes of primary pleural SCC.
Malignant pleural tumors are usually seen in older adults.
Primary SCC is mostly reported in males.
It is unknown how...
References and Further Reading
- Magdeleinat, P., Alifano, M., Petino, A., Le Rochais, J. P., Dulmet, E., Galateau, F., et al. (2002). Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: Clinical characteristics, surgical treatment and outcome. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: Official Journal of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 21(6), 1087–1093.CrossRefGoogle Scholar