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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2013, Article ID 143405, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/143405
Case Report

Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma of the Lung: An Unusual Case and Literature Review

1Department of Medical Imaging, Changhua Christian Hospital, No. 135 Nanxiao Street, Changhua 500, Taiwan
2Department of Radiology, Changhua Christian Hospital, Erlin Branch, No. 558, Section 1, Dacheng Road, Erlin Township, Changhua 526, Taiwan

Received 28 August 2013; Accepted 19 September 2013

Academic Editors: S. Al-Saad, G. Hillerdal, and N. Reinmuth

Copyright © 2013 Yuan-Chun Huang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We described a case of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the lung of a 65-year-old man with initial symptoms of intermittent chest pain and mild shortness of breath for 2 weeks. A right-lung mass was noted on chest computed tomography (CT) scan and was proved histopathologically as LELC of lung after video-assisted thorascopic lobectomy. He was successfully treated with lobectomy with postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy and is alive without signs of recurrence for 36 months after the diagnosis. It is important for clinicians, pathologists, and radiologists to understand the clinical, pathological, and radiological presentations of this neoplasm to avoid improper clinical decision making and misdiagnosis.