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Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of the Skin-Report of a Case
Yu-Liang Hsiao, Tsen-Fang Tsai , June-Tai Wu, Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao
Dermatol Sinica 21: 264-267, 2003

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the skin (LELCS) is a rare tumor with a microscopic resemblance to lymphoepitheliomatous tumors of the nasopharynx. Among the cases reported so far, no clear cancerous cell origin can be found. Some authors suspected adnexal origin because of dermal location of the tumor with focal eccrine, sebaceous, or follicular differentiation. We present an example of this rare cutaneous neoplasm that was located on the nose tip of a 75-year-old man.
Histopathologically, the neoplasm has clear connection to the overlying epidermis. To our knowledge, only two cases of LELCS with connection to the overlying epidermis have previously been reported.

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