Galletti, C., Pizzimenti, C., Cavallari, V., Galletti, B.

Jul 20, 2021
BMJ Case Reports
DOI :
10.1136/bcr-2020-241460
Journal
Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) is an entity mostly frequent in the nasopharynx, which represents 40% of all neoplasms. The incidences not exclusive of a geographic area; however, it has an endemic distribution in Southeast Asia and Eskimos. LEC is not exclusive of the nasopharynx, has also been reported in other anatomical areas, such as the sinonasal tract, nasolacrimal duct, oral cavity, oropharynx, salivary glands, thymus, hypopharynx, oesophagus, stomach, trachea, lung and others. Non nasopharyngeal and nasopharyngeal LEC have the same microscopic features, but the nasopharyngeal is more likely associated with Epstein Barr virus. LEC has been approved by the WHO. LEC located in the larynx is quite rare and worthy of attention for its implication in the treatment and prognosis. We present a case of LEC treated in our ENT department in a middle aged man.
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