Esophageal Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma with Unique Daisy-Like Appearance

OLMEZ S., Can A., Yavuz A., İliklerden Ü. H., Bulut G.

CLINICAL ENDOSCOPY, vol.48, no.6, pp.549-552, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5946/ce.2015.48.6.549
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.549-552
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Due to differences in prognosis and management, it is important to subclassify esophageal carcinoma. Esophageal lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is extremely rare, with only a few cases reported to date. Review of the literature revealed case reports describing lesions with similar histology. We present a 69-year-old man with a giant pedunculated-polypoid lesion of the esophagus shrinking the lumen. Endoscopic excision of the tumor was performed and final histopathological diagnosis was confirmed to be LELC. In contrast to a previous case with a more aggressive course and a recurrent lesion, our patient died of his disease within 8 months of diagnosis. Here we discuss the endoscopic and radiologic findings of the case and a review of the literature.