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Descriptor English: Carcinoma
Descriptor Spanish: Carcinoma
Descriptor Portuguese: Carcinoma
Descriptor French: Carcinomes
Entry term(s): Anaplastic Carcinoma
Anaplastic Carcinomas
Carcinoma, Anaplastic
Carcinoma, Spindle Cell
Carcinoma, Spindle-Cell
Carcinoma, Undifferentiated
Carcinomas
Carcinomatoses
Carcinomatosis
Epithelial Neoplasm, Malignant
Epithelial Neoplasms, Malignant
Epithelial Tumor, Malignant
Epithelial Tumors, Malignant
Epithelioma
Epitheliomas
Malignant Epithelial Neoplasm
Malignant Epithelial Neoplasms
Malignant Epithelial Tumor
Malignant Epithelial Tumors
Neoplasm, Malignant Epithelial
Neoplasms, Malignant Epithelial
Spindle-Cell Carcinoma
Spindle-Cell Carcinomas
Tumor, Malignant Epithelial
Undifferentiated Carcinoma
Undifferentiated Carcinomas
Tree number(s): C04.557.470.200
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002277
Scope note: A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm and not a synonym for "cancer."
Annotation: do not use for "cancer" routinely: use only for carcinoma as a histological type; coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term; entry term CARCINOMA, ANAPLASTIC: do not coordinate with ANAPLASIA unless anaplasia is particularly discussed
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
BS blood supply
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SC secondary
SU surgery
TH therapy
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 2320
Unique ID: D002277
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/06/20
Carcinoma - Preferred
Concept UI M0003424
Scope note A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm and not a synonym for "cancer."
Preferred term Carcinoma
Entry term(s) Carcinomas
Epithelial Neoplasm, Malignant
Epithelial Neoplasms, Malignant
Epithelial Tumor, Malignant
Epithelial Tumors, Malignant
Epithelioma
Epitheliomas
Malignant Epithelial Neoplasm
Malignant Epithelial Neoplasms
Malignant Epithelial Tumor
Malignant Epithelial Tumors
Neoplasm, Malignant Epithelial
Neoplasms, Malignant Epithelial
Tumor, Malignant Epithelial
Carcinoma, Undifferentiated - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0003427
Preferred term Carcinoma, Undifferentiated
Entry term(s) Undifferentiated Carcinoma
Undifferentiated Carcinomas
Carcinoma, Anaplastic - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0003425
Preferred term Carcinoma, Anaplastic
Entry term(s) Anaplastic Carcinoma
Anaplastic Carcinomas
Carcinoma, Spindle-Cell - Narrower
Concept UI M0003426
Preferred term Carcinoma, Spindle-Cell
Entry term(s) Carcinoma, Spindle Cell
Spindle-Cell Carcinoma
Spindle-Cell Carcinomas
Carcinomatosis - Narrower
Concept UI M0003428
Preferred term Carcinomatosis
Entry term(s) Carcinomatoses



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