Lymphoepithelial Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity With EBV Infection in a North African Man

Amel Trabelsi, Sameh Tebra, soumaya ben abdelkrim, Nadia Beizig, Ahlem Bdioui, Faten Hammedi, Noureddine Bouaouina, Moncef Mokni


We report the case of a 58-year-old Tunisian man who presented with a 2 months' history of left nasal obstruction and one episode of epistaxis. Nasal endoscopy revealed a polypoid mass of the left nasal septum. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a left nasal cavity tumor with erosion of the orbit. Diagnosis of nasal cavity lymphoepithelial carcinoma EBV positive was performed on biopsy. The patient was treated by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. No tumor recurrence has been reported with a follow-up of 12 months.

World J Oncol. 2010;1(2):91-93


Lymphoepithelial carcinoma; EBV; Nasal cavity; Pathology

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