Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 700–703

Lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas

Authors

  • Hideaki Kazumori
    • Department of Internal MedicineHirata Municipal Hospital
  • Toshihiro Sizuku
    • Department of Internal MedicineHirata Municipal Hospital
  • Toru Ueki
    • Department of Internal MedicineHirata Municipal Hospital
  • Yasushi Uchida
    • Department of Internal MedicineHirata Municipal Hospital
  • Shyun Yamamoto
    • Department of Internal MedicineHirata Municipal Hospital
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF02934125

Cite this article as:
Kazumori, H., Sizuku, T., Ueki, T. et al. J Gastroenterol (1997) 32: 700. doi:10.1007/BF02934125

Abstract

A case of lymphoepithelial cyst (LEC) of the pancreas is presented. A 48-year-old man complaining of general fatigue was found to have a heterogeneous water-dense mass protruding from the surface of the pancreas on plain computed tomography (CT). Dynamic CT disclosed septa within the mass. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a hypoiintense mass on T1-weighted imaging, and a hyperintense mass on T2-weighted imaging. MRI with gadolinium enhancement revealed septa within the mass. Endoscopic ultrasonography showed septa and fine echogenic structures within the cystic echoic lesion. Endoscopic retrograde pancreatecraphy showed a normal duct system. Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed, with a suspected diagnosis of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. Histopathologic examination disclosed LEC of the pancreas. Our case suggests that LEC should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.

Key words

lymphoepithelial cystpancreas cystpancreas

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