A case of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the rectum

Tetsutaro Sazuka, Yuji Sugamoto, Toru Fukunaga, Kentaro Tasaki, Takumi Ota, Nobuyoshi Takeshita, Ryuma Urahama, Naohiro Aida, Yo Asai, Shigeki Ishioka, Masanobu Eguchi, Masayuki Kimura, Hisahiro Matsubara

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Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma in the digestive tract is rare, particularly in the rectum. A 60-yearold woman diagnosed with rectal cancer was referred to our clinic for laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum. The resected specimen was a type 2 lesion, 35 × 30 mm in size, located along the pectinate line of the left rectal wall. Histopathological staining showed a sheet of foci and a cord-like arrangement with loosely coupled and isolated tumor cells associated with a stroma composed of dense lymphocyte/plasma cell infiltrates, representative of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma. The patient was diagnosed with lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the rectum, underwent resection without adjuvant chemotherapy, and remains disease free. This report describes a valuable case of rare lymphoepitheliomalike carcinoma of the rectum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalChiba Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 02-09-2015
Externally publishedYes

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