PURPOSE: To report a case of a lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC), which is a variant of carcinoma most commonly involving the nasopharynx and rarely occurring in a variety of sites outside its typical location. METHODS: We present the case of a 79-year-old Caucasian man with LELC of the lacrimal gland undergoing surgical resection of the mass. RESULTS: The patient had remained disease-free for 2 years, and then he developed homolateral metastases in latero-cervical and parotid lymph nodes, detected by computed tomography and confirmed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. He did not receive any surgical treatment, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy because of the advanced stage of the disease and poor health condition. CONCLUSIONS: This case report suggests that a diagnosis of lacrimal gland LELC makes combined early and radical therapy necessary.

Blasi, M. A., Ventura, L., Laguardia, M., Tiberti, A. C., Sammarco, M. G., Balestrazzi, E., Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma involving the lacrimal gland and infiltrating the eyelids., <<EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY>>, 2011; (3): 320-323 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/12677]

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma involving the lacrimal gland and infiltrating the eyelids.

Blasi, Maria Antonietta;Laguardia, Michela;Tiberti, Alessandra Cristiana;Sammarco, Maria Grazia;Balestrazzi, Emilio
2011

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of a lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC), which is a variant of carcinoma most commonly involving the nasopharynx and rarely occurring in a variety of sites outside its typical location. METHODS: We present the case of a 79-year-old Caucasian man with LELC of the lacrimal gland undergoing surgical resection of the mass. RESULTS: The patient had remained disease-free for 2 years, and then he developed homolateral metastases in latero-cervical and parotid lymph nodes, detected by computed tomography and confirmed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. He did not receive any surgical treatment, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy because of the advanced stage of the disease and poor health condition. CONCLUSIONS: This case report suggests that a diagnosis of lacrimal gland LELC makes combined early and radical therapy necessary.
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Blasi, M. A., Ventura, L., Laguardia, M., Tiberti, A. C., Sammarco, M. G., Balestrazzi, E., Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma involving the lacrimal gland and infiltrating the eyelids., <>, 2011; (3): 320-323 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/12677]
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