Mondo Description A carcinoma arising from squamous bronchial epithelial cells. It may be keratinizing or non-keratinizing. Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma is characterized by the presence of keratinization, pearl formation, and/or intercellular bridges. Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma is characterized by the absence of keratinization, pearl formation, and intercellular bridges. Cigarette smoking and arsenic exposure are strongly associated with squamous cell lung carcinoma.
Disease Ontology Description A non-small cell lung carcinoma that has_material_basis_in the squamous cell.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0005097: squamous cell lung carcinoma