Clinical silence of pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma with subcutaneous metastasis: a case report
Published on 2019-07-25T06:26:53Z (GMT) by
Abstract Background Dissemination of lung cancer to cutaneous sites usually results in a poor prognosis. Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (PLELC) is a rare tumor, and no therapeutic strategy for it has yet been established. We present herein an extremely rare case of a long-term surviving patient with PLELC showing subcutaneous metastasis. Case presentation A 76-year-old woman was diagnosed unexpectedly as having PLELC based on a nodule on her back. After surgical resection of the primary and metastatic lesions, she has remained alive with no recurrence for over 5âyears without any additional therapy. Conclusion Even in the case of PLELC with subcutaneous metastasis, surgical management may afford a prognosis of long-term survival.
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Shima, Takafumi; Taniguchi, Kohei; Kobayashi, Yasutsugu; Kakimoto, Shotaro; Fujio, Nagahisa; Uchiyama, Kazuhisa (2019): Clinical silence of pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma with subcutaneous metastasis: a case report. figshare. Collection.