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Unusual presentation of an uncommon lung malignancy.

Ramaraju K, Aggarwal B, Kulsrestha R, Chhabra S - Lung India (2008)

Bottom Line: Combined type of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is a rare malignancy of the lung that is usually peripheral and diagnosed after resection.We report an unusual case of centrally located combined SCLC with squamous cell component that was diagnosed on endobronchial lung biopsy.

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Affiliation: Department of Cardiorespiratory Physiology, Clinical Research Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007.

ABSTRACT
Combined type of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is a rare malignancy of the lung that is usually peripheral and diagnosed after resection. We report an unusual case of centrally located combined SCLC with squamous cell component that was diagnosed on endobronchial lung biopsy.

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Figure 0002: Postbronchoscopy sputum smear showing dual cell population. Papanicolau stain ×400

Mentions: Bronchial aspirate did not show any atypical cells on microscopic examination However, post-bronchoscopy sputum showed a cluster of small atypical cells with dark blue hyperchromatic nuclei, nuclear overlapping and scant cytoplasm. Occasional singly arranged atypical keratinized squamous cells having irregular, angulated cytoplasmic margins and pyknotic nuclei were also seen (Fig 2). The picture suggested the presence of two malignant cell populations — small cell and squamous.


Unusual presentation of an uncommon lung malignancy.

Ramaraju K, Aggarwal B, Kulsrestha R, Chhabra S - Lung India (2008)

Postbronchoscopy sputum smear showing dual cell population. Papanicolau stain ×400
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0002: Postbronchoscopy sputum smear showing dual cell population. Papanicolau stain ×400
Mentions: Bronchial aspirate did not show any atypical cells on microscopic examination However, post-bronchoscopy sputum showed a cluster of small atypical cells with dark blue hyperchromatic nuclei, nuclear overlapping and scant cytoplasm. Occasional singly arranged atypical keratinized squamous cells having irregular, angulated cytoplasmic margins and pyknotic nuclei were also seen (Fig 2). The picture suggested the presence of two malignant cell populations — small cell and squamous.

Bottom Line: Combined type of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is a rare malignancy of the lung that is usually peripheral and diagnosed after resection.We report an unusual case of centrally located combined SCLC with squamous cell component that was diagnosed on endobronchial lung biopsy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Cardiorespiratory Physiology, Clinical Research Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007.

ABSTRACT
Combined type of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is a rare malignancy of the lung that is usually peripheral and diagnosed after resection. We report an unusual case of centrally located combined SCLC with squamous cell component that was diagnosed on endobronchial lung biopsy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus