(Dr. Kuhn, Personal Collection,1998)

Epidermoid Carcinoma of a Bronchus

Epidermoid (squamous cell) carcinoma. Bronchial epithelium at lower left. Lobules of tumor cells invade the wall of the bronchus, forming whorls of keratinized cells sometimes called "epidermoid pearls" in jargon.
What are the odds that this patient smoked?
What are his chances of cure?

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