Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of the Skin



Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of the Skin


David Cassarino, MD, PhD










LELCS is characterized by a prominent lymphohistiocytic infiltrate obscuring a background of large, undifferentiated epithelioid-appearing cells image.






High-magnification examination of a LELCS shows areas of squamous differentiation image and prominent keratinization image.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the skin (LELCS)


Definitions



  • Poorly differentiated carcinoma, most likely variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), with prominent inflammatory infiltrate mimicking lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the nasopharynx

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of the Skin
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