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Schmincke-Regaud tumour

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An undifferentiated lymhoepithelial carcinoma that originates in the nasopharynx and metastases to the lymph nodes.

Description

An undifferentiated lymhoepithelial carcinoma that originates in the nasopharynx and metastases to the lymph nodes. This tumour is variously considered to be a reticulum cell sarcoma or anaplastic carcinoma with haemolytic infiltration. Approximately 30 percent of all nasopharynx carcinoma are of this kind. The incidence in Europe is verly low, about 0,1 to 0,3 per 100,000 inhabitants. More frequent in South Asia.

Bibliography

  • A. Schmincke:
    Über lymphoepitheliale Geschwülste. Beiträge zur pathologischen Anatomie und zur allgemeinen Pathologie, Stuttgart, 1921, 68: 161-170.

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