spindle cells

Spindle cell neoplasm

What is a spindle-cell neoplasm? A spindle-cell neoplasm is a general term used to describe an abnormal growth (a neoplasm) made up of spindle cells (cells that are longer than they are wide). Spindle-cell neoplasm is considered a general term because it includes many different types of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) growths. Most malignant …
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Spindle cells

What are spindle cells? Spindle cells are specialized cells that are longer than they are wide. They are found both in normal, healthy tissue and in tumours. The most common type of normal spindle cell is called a fibroblast. Fibroblasts are support cells that are found in a type of connective tissue called stroma. Tumours …
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What does sarcomatoid mean? Sarcomatoid is a word used to describe cancer cells that look similar to the cells found in a type of cancer called sarcoma. However, sarcomatoid cells are not true sarcoma cells and the tumour is usually another type of cancer called a carcinoma. Sarcomatoid is not a diagnosis. It is a …
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