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Signet ring squamous cell carcinoma-the forgotten variant: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  19751229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the commonest skin cancers. In most instances, histological diagnosis is straightforward and does not pose any diagnostic challenge to the handling pathologist. We report a rare case of signet ring squamous cell carcinoma (SRSCC) occurring in an 84-year-old woman who presented with a sore on the upper lip. Excision of the lesion showed signet ring carcinoma within a scar and surface ulceration. Deeper sections showed focal area of squamous differentiation. Although rare, consideration of squamous cell carcinoma as a diagnosis of primary skin tumors with signet ring morphology, especially in the absence of history of adenocarcinoma, may prevent missing rare cases of SRSCCs. Demellawy DE, Onuma K, Alowami S. Signet ring squamous cell carcinoma-the forgotten variant: case report and review of the literature.
Dina El Demellawy; Kazuya Onuma; Salem Alowami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, William Osler Health Center, Brampton Civic Hospital, Brampton, Ontario, Canada Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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