Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the bladder (LELCA) is an uncommon neoplasm of the urinary bladder and up till now only 49 cases have been reported in the English literature. It is imperative to distinguish between lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma and malignant lymphoma as primary bladder lymphoma is extremely rare. We report a case of a 55 year old lady who presented with the complaint of burning micturition and gross hematuria for the past 5 months. There were no other known comorbids. Pelvic ultrasound was normal. Cystoscopy showed a 4x4 cm sessile mass in the bladder. Histopathological examination was consistent with the diagnosis of lymphoepithelioma like carcinoma of the urinary bladder.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Sulaiman, M. N.,
Hasan, S. H.
(2005). Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of urinary bladder: (LELCA). Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 55(9), 402-403.
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