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Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of Cervix: An Incidental Finding in a Case of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Tarak Banik, Krishnendu Mondal, Rupali Mandal


Introduction: Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of cervix is relatively an unusual variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). LELC carries a favorable prognosis compared to conventional SCC of cervix and also differs from it on morphologic basis.

Case presentation: A 38-year-old female underwent abdominal hysterectomy in the process of receiving treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding. On gross examination, apart from thickened posterior cervix, no significant pathology could be identified. Histopathologically, the cervix was involved with LELC in its posterior part.

Conclusion: LELC is considered to be a rare subtype of SCC. On histopathological examination, it simulates many other malignant and terribly fatal neoplasms. But careful discrimination of its signature clinicopathologic identity satisfactorily demonstrates the definitive diagnosis.


Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma; Cervix; Squamous cell carcinoma; Syncytial

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