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Prostatic carcinoma variants

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma

Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 March 2012, last major update March 2012
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● Extremely rare

Micro description

● Malignant epithelial component densely infiltrated by lymphoid cells
● Resembles nasopharyngeal lymphoepithelial-like carcinoma
● Gleason grading is not recommended

Micro images


Bladder tumor: sheets and nests of high grade tumor cells in a syncytial pattern with prominent lymphocytes

Positive stains

● Cytokeratins AE1/AE3, 7, 8, and 20 (Hum Pathol 2009;40:982)

End of Prostate > Other carcinomas > Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma

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