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Primary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma within an intralobular pulmonary sequestration.

Authors
  • Hekelaar, N
  • van Uffelen, R
  • van Vliet, A C
  • Varin, O C
  • Westenend, P J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The European respiratory journal
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2000
Volume
16
Issue
5
Pages
1025–1027
Identifiers
PMID: 11153572
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 31-yr-old Chinese female, a nonsmoker, presented with digital clubbing and coughing. Diagnostic evaluation revealed a pulmonary sequestration in the left lower lobe. During surgery a tumour was discovered, which turned out to be a lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma. These tumours are mainly found in Asians, and are associated with the Epstein Barr virus and not with smoking. They are thought to have a better prognosis and to be more chemosensitive. The need for surgical treatment of pulmonary sequestration and the recognition of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma as a distinct clinicopathological entity is emphasized.

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