International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 65–68 | Cite as

Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder: A Case Report and Discussion of Differential Diagnosis

  • Servet Guresci
  • Latife Doganay
  • Semsi Altaner
  • H. Irfan Atakan
  • Kemal Kutlu


Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the urinary bladder is very rare. It is mandatory to make differential diagnosis among lymphoma, chronic cystitis and LELC because of different therapeutic approach. A bladder tumor was found in a 90-year-old patient suffering from hematuria. After transurethral resection, undifferentiated tumor with prominent lymphoid infiltration was seen on light microscopy. Immunohistochemical examination demonstrated positive staining of tumor cells with cytokeratin (CK), epithelial membrane antigen and CK-20. We presented the case because of its rarity and related literature was reviewed.


Bladder Immunohistochemistry Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Servet Guresci
    • 1
  • Latife Doganay
    • 1
  • Semsi Altaner
    • 1
  • H. Irfan Atakan
    • 2
  • Kemal Kutlu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyTrakya University Medical FacultyEdirneTurkey
  2. 2.Department of UrologyTrakya University Medical FacultyEdirneTurkey

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