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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2002;13(2): 74-77.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Lymphoepithelial Carcinoma of Parotid Gland: A Case Report.
Sung Jig Lim, Jung Yeon Kim, Kyeong Mee Park
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea. sungjig@sanggyepaik.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Lymphoepithelial carcinoma, also known as malignant lymphoepithelial lesion or lymphoepithelioma, is a rare tumor in salivary glands. Lymphoepithelial carcinoma has a characteristic histological findings comprising irregularly-shaped nests of malignant epithelial cells within a lymphocyte-rich stroma, occasionally forming lymphoid follicles. We recently experienced a case of fine needle aspiration cytology(FNAC) of lymphoepithelial carcinoma of parotid gland in a 61-year-old male. The FNAC yielded a hypercellular smear of many irregular clusters of malignant epithelial cells in the background of lymphoid stroma.
Key Words: Lymphoepithelial carcinoma; Parotid gland; Fine needle aspiration cytology