CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Lab Physicians 2022; 14(01): 084-086
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736481
Case Report

Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma of Urinary Bladder with Diagnostic Dilemma: Case Report of a Rare Variant of Urothelial Carcinoma

Swati Saini
1   Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
,
Monika Garg
1   Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
,
Shaina Goyal
1   Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
,
Anita Chaudhary
1   Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a rare variant of urothelial carcinoma that was first described by Zukerberg in 1991 and confirmed as a type of urothelial carcinoma by the WHO classification of the urinary system tumors. A 63-year-old man presented with the chief complaint of gross hematuria for 2 months. Sections from transurethral resection of the bladder revealed urothelial carcinoma. A radical cystoprostatectomy was performed and a final histopathological examination revealed high-grade muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma, lymphoepithelial variant. The patient has been receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with no recurrence reported to date. This is the third case reported in India to date to the best of our knowledge. Owing to its rare presentation, no definite treatment guidelines have been established for this entity. Various studies from the English literature suggest a conservative approach.



Publication History

Article published online:
23 November 2021

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