Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Mordechai Rosner, Ido Didi Fabian

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an invasive epithelial malignancy that arises from the prickle–squamous cell layers of the epidermis and shows keratinocytic differentiation. It is capable of metastasis to regional lymph nodes and is potentially lethal. SCC was first distinguished from basal cell carcinoma by Kompecher in 1902 [1]. The terms “squamous cell epithelioma,” “epidermoid carcinoma,” “epithelioma spinocellular,” “prickle cell epithelioma,” and “spinalioma” have all been used in the literature, but “squamous cell carcinoma” is the preferred terminology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Ophthalmic Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationEyelid and Conjunctival Tumors
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783642383366
ISBN (Print)9783642383359
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


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