IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 32 / Issue 3 / pii/1630980231732-822067685

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report
Lymphoepithelial-like carcinoma of the uterine cervix; a case report
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto (Japan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(3), 325–327;
Published: 10 June 2011

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the uterine cervix is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. This tumor is characterized by nests of poorly differentiated epithelial cells surrounded by a prominent lymphocytic infiltration. Despite the poorly differentiated pathological findings, it appears to have a better outcome than the usual squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. Therefore, it is quite important to differentiate this tumor from poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma and lympho-proliferative disorders of the cervix. LELC arising from the nasopharynx has been suggested to be associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), whereas the involvement of EBV in LELC of the uterine cervix is still controversial. In addition, the role of high-risk human papilloma virus (HPV) in this type of tumor remains unknown. We report a case of LELC of the cervix with diagnosis on the basis of histopathology in a 52-year-old Japanese woman who presented with a history of continuous bleeding post menopause. We also examine the association of EBV and HPV in this case.
Lymphoepithelial-like carcinoma
Uterine cervical cancer
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