The malignant lymphoepithelial lesion of the salivary glands

J Otolaryngol. 1988 Jun;17(4):187-90.


Malignant lymphoepithelial lesion (MLEL) is a rare neoplasm of the salivary gland which has an exceptionally high incidence in the Eskimo. Eighty-four cases have been previously reported. Seven additional cases in six Eskimos and one Filipino patient are reported in this paper. The etiology, treatment and prognosis of these lesions is then discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / ethnology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / therapy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inuits
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / ethnology
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / therapy