Dataset for the histological reporting of primary invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and regional lymph nodes

Source:
Royal College of Pathologists - RCPATH
Publisher:
Royal College of Pathologists
Publication date:
19 May 2014

Abstract

This document provides the dataset for the histological reporting of cutaneous squamous cell  carcinoma. It replaces the first edition of the previous dataset of 2002. Although the data  items remain largely unchanged, in some instances their current usage has revised  implications for treatment, management and prognosis.    The meticulous diagnosis and reporting of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is important  because histological parameters play a major role in defining patient treatment. Similarly, recording of pathological parameters in the dataset has direct implications for the prognosis  of individual patients.