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lymphoepithelial carcinoma

Friday 21 October 2011

Digital cases

- HPC:425 : Salivary EBV-associated lymphoepithelial carcinoma

Definition: Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) is a specific subtype of undifferentiated carcinoma with characteristic dense lymphoid stroma.

The most frequent location is the nasopharynx (UCNT - undifferentiated carcinoma nasophrayngeal type). Identical tumors have been rarely described in the major salivary glands.

Types

- non-EBV-associated lymphoepithelial carcinoma

- EBV-associated lymphoepithelial carcinoma

  • UCNT carcinoma (undifferentiated carcinoma nasophrayngeal type carcinoma)

Localization

- salivary EBV-associated lymphoepithelial carcinoma