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Squamous Cells

Squamous Cells

Squamous cells are flat, scaly cells. Squamous cells are found:

  • In the top layers of the skin.
  • In the tissue that covers the inside of many organs (such as the bladder).
  • In the tissue that lines the passageways of the digestive system and the respiratory system.

Last Revised: September 4, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology

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