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Hum Pathol. 2002 Oct;33(10):1052-4.

Extensive squamous metaplasia with cytologic atypia in diffuse alveolar damage mimicking squamous cell carcinoma: a report of 2 cases.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.


Squamous metaplasia in the setting of diffuse alveolar damage, a form of acute lung injury, in rare cases can be very extensive with cytologic atypia, mimicking squamous cell carcinoma. We describe 2 such cases that posed diagnostic difficulty in the evaluation of biopsy specimens. These cases demonstrate that histologic findings must be correlated with clinical and radiologic information to avoid a misdiagnosis of malignancy.

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