Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis

Young Il Hahm, Sung Jin Yim, Young Jin Sim, Kyung Seo Park, Jin Hee Son, Chil Hoon Kwon, Heung Jae Park, Kwan Joong Joo
2008 Korean Journal of Urology  
Lymphoepithelioma was originally described as a neoplasm in the nasopharynx. Tumors with histologic features similar to those of nasopharyngeal lymphoepithelioma have been identified in anatomic sites other than the nasopharynx, such as the salivary gland, lung, thymus and stomach; these tumors have been termed lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC). The etiology and pathogenesis of this neoplasm in the renal pelvis is not clear. We have experienced a case of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma
more » ... the renal pelvis and we report here on this along with a brief review of the relevant literature. (Korean J Urol 2008;49:461-463)
doi:10.4111/kju.2008.49.5.461 fatcat:jkxka4qoybcrrop7hzp3gqiwj4