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 5 years 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.