Squamous cells

Squamous cells are flat, scale-like 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 Updated: September 18, 2008

Author: Caroline Rea, RN, BS, MS

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology

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