Transformation of lung adenocarcinoma to small cell lung carcinoma in the setting of tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy: Cytological approach of a clinically challenging phenomenon

Siba El Hussein, Samer N. Khader

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Lung adenocarcinoma transformation into small cell lung carcinoma is a well-established phenomenon. Several reports and studies have been published, describing the clinical and pathological clues to detect this transformation. This article will discuss the cytological aspect of this entity, highlighting pertinent features, to bring more attention to the existence of this transformation into the cytopathology practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • cytology features
  • SCLC
  • transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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