tadpole cell

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tadpole cell

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Definition A popular term for an uncommon epithelial cell seen in cytology preparations of squamous cell carcinomas–e.g., of the uterine cervix, urinary bladder, lung, etc, which is elongated and club-shaped at one end that tapers to a

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bronchoalveolar lavage specimen with tadpole cell from squamous cell carcinoma

narrow elongated opposite end, and has an eccentric, rounded hyperchromatic nucleus or nuclei within often keratinised cytoplasm; similar cells may rarely be seen in multiple myeloma.

Spindled cells tapered at both ends may also be seen in squamous cell carcinomas of the uterine cervix, lungs and elsewhere. 

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