Extrapulmonary Small Cell Carcinoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 16, 2015
  • Author: Irfan Maghfoor, MD; Chief Editor: Jules E Harris, MD, FACP, FRCPC  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Pathologically, extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma needs to be differentiated from other tumors composed of small round blue cells under light microscopy, including the following:

  • Lymphoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Carcinoids

Differential Diagnoses