Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the urinary bladder: A rare case report

Urol Ann. 2015 Oct-Dec;7(4):516-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-7796.164853.


Bladder cancers are the second most common urogenital malignancy, its most common type being urothelial carcinoma. Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) which is commonly described in the nasopharynx is a very rare presentation in the bladder. Diagnosis of this entity poses a histopathological challenge. Nonetheless, the correct diagnosis is important as it implies a different therapeutic approach with the potential bladder salvage treatment protocol. We here present a case of an 87-year-old man, who was diagnosed as LELC. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of LELC reported from India in English literature.

Keywords: Epstein–Barr virus-encoded RNA; immunohistochemistry; lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma; urinary bladder.

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