Surgery Today

, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 584–586

Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma in the Trachea: Report of a Case

  • Jaejin Lee
  • Song Am Lee
  • Hojoong Kim
  • Eun Yoon Cho
  • Jhingook Kim
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-006-3467-3

Cite this article as:
Lee, J., Lee, S., Kim, H. et al. Surg Today (2007) 37: 584. doi:10.1007/s00595-006-3467-3

Abstract

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a non-nasopharyngeal undifferentiated carcinoma with prominent lymphoid infiltration. To our knowledge, only two cases of LELC in the trachea have ever been reported. This tumor has a strong association with the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), which is especially prevalent in Asians and absent in Caucasians. We report a case of tracheal LELC with EBV-association in a 22-year-old man. The patient was treated with tracheal resection and anastomosis, followed later by adjuvant radiotherapy.

Key words

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomaEpstein–Barr virusTrachea

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaejin Lee
    • 1
  • Song Am Lee
    • 2
  • Hojoong Kim
    • 3
  • Eun Yoon Cho
    • 4
  • Jhingook Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryKunkook University School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  4. 4.Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea