spindle cell sarcoma

Pronunciation: (SPIN-dul sel sar-KOH-muh)

A type of sarcoma that contains spindle cells. Under a microscope, spindle cells look long and slender. Sarcomas are cancers that begin in muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, or other connective or supportive tissue in the body. Spindle cell sarcomas usually occur in adults.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2013-12-03