Lymphoepithelioma-like gastric carcinoma presenting as giant ulcer of the lesser curvature: case report.

@article{Ioannidis2012LymphoepitheliomalikeGC,
  title={Lymphoepithelioma-like gastric carcinoma presenting as giant ulcer of the lesser curvature: case report.},
  author={Orestis M. Ioannidis and N Pasteli and Giorgos Paraskevas and Stavros A. Chatzopoulos and Nikolaos Papadimitriou and Anastasios Kotronis and Athina Konstantara and Apostolos N. Makrantonakis and Emmanouil Kakoutis},
  journal={Il Giornale di chirurgia},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 1-2},
  pages={
          21-3
        }
}
Lymphoepithelioma-like gastric carcinoma (LELGC) has special clinicopathologic features that differentiate it from the common gastric adenocarcinoma. LELGC is a rare neoplasm of the stomach with an incidence of 1-4% of all gastric cancers and is characterized by desmoplastic stroma uniformaly infiltrated by abundant lymphocytes and plasma cells. LELGC is closely associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), with 80-100% of LELGC being EBV-positive. LELGC has a male predominance, occurs in… CONTINUE READING

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