Clin Endosc.  2015 Nov;48(6):549-552. 10.5946/ce.2015.48.6.549.

Esophageal Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma with Unique Daisy-Like Appearance

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty, Van, Turkey. drsehmusolmez@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Medical Oncology, Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty, Van, Turkey.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty, Van, Turkey.
  • 4Department of Surgery, Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty, Van, Turkey.
  • 5Department of Pathology, Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty, Van, Turkey.

Abstract

Due to differences in prognosis and management, it is important to subclassify esophageal carcinoma. Esophageal lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is extremely rare, with only a few cases reported to date. Review of the literature revealed case reports describing lesions with similar histology. We present a 69-year-old man with a giant pedunculated-polypoid lesion of the esophagus shrinking the lumen. Endoscopic excision of the tumor was performed and final histopathological diagnosis was confirmed to be LELC. In contrast to a previous case with a more aggressive course and a recurrent lesion, our patient died of his disease within 8 months of diagnosis. Here we discuss the endoscopic and radiologic findings of the case and a review of the literature.

Keyword

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma; Esophagus; Prognosis
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