Management of a Rare Lymphoepithelial Carcinoma of the Submandibular Gland in Elderly

  • Mohd Eksan SairinEmail author
  • Noorizan Yahya
  • Chew Yok Kuan
  • Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus
  • Mohamad Khir Abdullah
Clinical Report


Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) of salivary glands is a rare malignant salivary gland tumour and demonstrates genetic and regional distribution. It commonly occurs in major salivary gland especially parotid gland. We report a case of LEC of submandibular gland occurring in a 70 year-old lady.


Lymphoepithelial carcinoma Submandibular gland Elderly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohd Eksan Sairin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Noorizan Yahya
    • 1
  • Chew Yok Kuan
    • 1
  • Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus
    • 2
  • Mohamad Khir Abdullah
    • 1
  1. 1.ORL Head and Neck Surgery DepartmentHospital Pakar Sultanah FatimahMuarMalaysia
  2. 2.ORL Head and Neck Surgery DepartmentUKM Medical CentreCheras, Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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