Lymphoepithelial carcinoma in the maxillary sinus: a case report.

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Title
Lymphoepithelial carcinoma in the maxillary sinus: a case report.
Journal
Journal of Medical Case Reports
Author(s)
Mohammed D., Jaber A., Monnier P., Kishore S.
ISSN
1752-1947 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1752-1947
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
6
Pages
416
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the maxillary sinus is a very rare malignancy and it can be difficult to make a pre-operative diagnosis.
CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old Caucasian woman presented to our facility with an isolated right-side epistaxis that had been present for three months, with the results of a computed tomography scan showing a soft tissue mass in the right maxillary sinus with an impacted tooth. The results of a transnasal endoscopic biopsy were compatible with a lymphoepithelial carcinoma, following which our patient underwent a radical excision of the mass. The final histology results revealed lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the maxillary sinus with negative assays for Epstein-Barr virus. Our patient was given post-operative external radiotherapy and has remained disease-free at three-year follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: This report details the diagnosis and management of a case of lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the maxillary sinus, which is a very rare malignant tumor with very little mention in the literature. Only a strong suspicion with systematic use of various patho-immunological tests helps to arrive at a definitive diagnosis by excluding other better-known tumors.
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