Lymphoepithelioma like carcinoma of the urinary bladder, treated with transurethral resection and intravesical bacillus calmette guerin therapy only: A case report

OKCU O., Hacıhasanoğlu E., Koparal M. Y.

Acta Biomedica, vol.92, no.2, 2021 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.23750/abm.v92i2.9837
  • Journal Name: Acta Biomedica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Bacillus Calmette Guerin, Lymphoepithelioma like urothelial carcinoma, Transurethral resection
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Lymphoepithelioma-like urothelial carcinoma, which was first identified by Zukerberg, constitutes 0,4-1,3% of all urothelial carcinomas and has similar histomorphological features with nasopharyngeal lym-phoepithelioma. We report a case of predominant lymphoepithelioma like bladder carcinoma in a 72 years old male patient. Transurethral resection of the bladder and adjuvant intravesical Bacillus Calmette Guerin treatment was applied. The patient is currently at the 16th month after diagnosis and no recurrence or metastasis has been observed in cystoscopic and radiological examinations. (