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WHO Classification of Tumours
Lymphoepithelial carcinoma
Cervix uteri


Definition

Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the cervix uteri is a histological variant of squamous cell carcinoma . The tumour is composed of poorly defined islands of undifferentiated cells. The stroma is intensely infiltrated by lymphocytes. The tumour cells have vesicular nuclei with prominent nucleoli. Indistinct cell borders give the cell nests a syncitial-like appearance
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Tavassoli FA, Devilee P (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2003



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