Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : July | Volume : 10 | Issue : 7 | Page : ZD05 - ZD08

Fallacious Carcinoma- Spindle Cell Variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma ZD05-ZD08

Radhika M Bavle, Girish Govinda, Padmalatha Gundappanayakanahalli Venkataramanaiah, Sudhakara Muniswamappa, Reshma Venugopal

Correspondence
Dr. Padmalatha Gundappanayakanahalli Venkataramanaiah,
Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, International Airport Road, Krishnadevaraya Nagar,
Hunasamaranahalli, Bangalore-562157, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: padmachidu@gmail.com

Spindle cell carcinoma is a unique, rare and peculiar biphasic tumour of head and neck which is not frequently observed in the oral cavity. This variant of squamous cell carcinoma although of monophasic epithelial origin, simulates a sarcoma and is an aggressive carcinoma with high frequency of recurrence and metastasis. A correct and timely diagnosis is of paramount importance. Most of the tumours require an Immunohistochemistry (IHC) panel for confirmation or diagnosis. We report a case of spindle cell carcinoma with varied histopathological morphology and clinical presentation in a middle aged female with a brief review of literature.