Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 700–703 | Cite as

Lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas

  • Hideaki Kazumori
  • Toshihiro Sizuku
  • Toru Ueki
  • Yasushi Uchida
  • Shyun Yamamoto
Case Report

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 cyst pancreas cyst pancreas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideaki Kazumori
    • 1
  • Toshihiro Sizuku
    • 1
  • Toru Ueki
    • 1
  • Yasushi Uchida
    • 1
  • Shyun Yamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineHirata Municipal HospitalHirata, ShimaneJapan

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