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Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma

Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 8 February 2013, last major update October 2012
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● EBV related, nonkeratinized tumor with syncytial sheets of undifferentiated cells with minimal cytoplasm, prominent nucleoli, numerous mitoses and lymphocytes
● Similar to nasopharyngeal tumor, but very rare in trachea

Case reports

● 22 year old man with dyspnea on exertion (Surg Today 2007;37:584)
● 27 year old woman with EBV+ tumor (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;13:191)
● Young woman treated with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy (Indian J Cancer 2002;39:112)


● Resection, radiotherapy

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