Primary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the lung.

Bildirici K., AK G. , Peker B., METİNTAŞ M. , ALATAŞ F. , Erginel S. , ...More

Tuberkuloz ve toraks, vol.53, no.1, pp.69-73, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : Tuberkuloz ve toraks
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-73


Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC), best known to occur in the nasopharynx, can arise in a variety of sites, such as the salivary gland, thymus, lung, stomach, and skin. Primary LELC of the lung is very rare, with only limited information in the literature. We presented a case of a 66-year-old white man with a T2N0M0 lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the lung. Immunohistochemical analysis was negative for Epstein-Barr virus. Observation of the nasopharynx and a computerized tomography of the cavum were normal.