June 1997

Lymphoepithelial Carcinoma of the Minor Salivary Gland

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolarynglogy, Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Worley) and Pathology (Dr Daroca), Tulane University School of Medicine, and the Department of Pathology, Medical Center of Louisiana (Dr Daroca), New Orleans, La.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(6):638-640. doi:10.1001/archotol.1997.01900060088015

Undifferentiated minor salivary glands has been rarely reported in the world literature. Lymphoepithelial carcinoma, which is a variant of undifferentiated carcinoma, is distinguished from small cell and large cell undifferentiated carcinoma by its association with benign lymphoepithelial lesions. We report a case of a lymphoepithelial carcinoma developing in a minor salivary gland of the oral cavity in a 69-yearold woman. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a lymphoepithelial carcinoma arising from a minor salivary gland.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123:638-640