Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) in the trachea is an extremely rare disease. We present a case of a 64-year-old man with FDG-avid tracheal LELC on 18F-FDG PET/CT. Despite its rarity, LELC in the trachea should be considered as one of the possibilities in patients with a hypermetabolic mass in the trachea. If LELC in the trachea is suspected, 18F-FDG PET/CT is a useful tool for initial staging.
From the *Department of PET Center, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences
†Department of Pathology, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, Guangzhou, China.
Received for publication February 27, 2019; revision accepted March 18, 2019.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This work was supported by grants from the Guangdong Medical Research Foundation (A2017211, A2017214) and Guangdong Science and Technology Department (2017ZC0250). None declared to all authors.
Correspondence to: Shu-Xia Wang, MD, PhD, Department of PET Center, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Room 512, 5/F, Weilun Bldg, 106 Zhongshan Er Road, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. E-mail: email@example.com.
Online date: April 23, 2019