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Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Sonia L. Betancourt-Cuellar, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
              • Definitions

                • Primary lung malignancy thought to evolve from squamous metaplasia (preinvasive lesion)
                • Squamous means flat; descriptive of tumor cell morphology

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Consider

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Feng SH et al: The new 8th TNM staging system of lung cancer and its potential imaging interpretation pitfalls and limitations with CT image demonstrations. Diagn Interv Radiol. 25(4):270-9, 2019
                                              2. Messerli M et al: Impact of different image reconstructions on PET quantification in non-small cell lung cancer: a comparison of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Br J Radiol. 92(1096):20180792, 2019
                                              3. Yue JY et al: CT-pathologic correlation in lung adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Medicine (Baltimore). 97(50):e13362, 2018
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                                              References
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Abbreviations

                                                            • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
                                                          • Definitions

                                                            • Primary lung malignancy thought to evolve from squamous metaplasia (preinvasive lesion)
                                                            • Squamous means flat; descriptive of tumor cell morphology

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • MR Findings

                                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                • Presentation

                                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                        • Consider

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Feng SH et al: The new 8th TNM staging system of lung cancer and its potential imaging interpretation pitfalls and limitations with CT image demonstrations. Diagn Interv Radiol. 25(4):270-9, 2019
                                                                                          2. Messerli M et al: Impact of different image reconstructions on PET quantification in non-small cell lung cancer: a comparison of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Br J Radiol. 92(1096):20180792, 2019
                                                                                          3. Yue JY et al: CT-pathologic correlation in lung adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Medicine (Baltimore). 97(50):e13362, 2018