Large lymphoepithelial cyst of pancreas: a rare entity managed using lumen-apposing metal stent—case report and review of the literature

  • Monica Chowdhry
  • Mohammad Bilal
  • Hamza Shah
  • Jesse Clanton
  • Shailendra SinghEmail author
Case Report


Lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) are extremely rare nonmalignant cysts of the pancreas. Asymptomatic LECs are managed conservatively, but symptomatic LECS have traditionally been managed with surgical resection. We report the first case of symptomatic infected LEC of the pancreas successfully managed with EUS guided endoscopic drainage with lumen-apposing metal stent. We also review the relevant literature and discuss the diagnosis and management of this rare cyst of the pancreas.


Lymphoepithelial cyst of pancreas Pancreas cyst Lymphoepithelial cyst Lumen-apposing metal stent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineWest Virginia University-Charleston DivisionCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  3. 3.Division of GastroenterologyWest Virginia University-Charleston DivisionCharlestonUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryWest Virginia University-Charleston DivisionCharlestonUSA

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