Undifferentiated minor salivary glands has been rarely reported in the world literature. Lymphoepithelial carcinoma, which is a variant of undifferentiated carcinoma, is distinguished from small cell and large cell undifferentiated carcinoma by its association with benign lymphoepithelial lesions. We report a case of a lymphoepithelial carcinoma developing in a minor salivary gland of the oral cavity in a 69-yearold woman. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a lymphoepithelial carcinoma arising from a minor salivary gland.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123:638-640