spindle cells

Malignant spindle cell neoplasm

What is a malignant spindle cell neoplasm? A malignant spindle cell neoplasm is a cancerous tumour made up of spindle-shaped cells, long thin cells that resemble cells normally found in connective tissue. The term malignant spindle cell neoplasm is a descriptive diagnosis used to describe a wide variety of cancer types made up of spindle-shaped …
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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 spindle-cell neoplasms are called sarcomas. …
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Spindle cells

In pathology, the term spindle cells is used to describe 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 …
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Sarcomatoid is a term 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 cells may also be described as spindle cells because they are …
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