Two cases of lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas confirmed by contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasound

Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hironari Kato, Takeshi Tomoda, Ichiro Sakakihara, Yasuhiro Noma, Naoki Yamamoto, Takayuki Sonoyama, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Sadamori, Hiroyuki Okada, Takahito Yagi, Kazuhide Yamamoto

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We report our experience with two cases of lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) of the pancreas. Both patients were in their sixties. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed masses in the pancreas with multilocular cystic lesions. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) findings presented highly echo-dense structures in the cystic masses ; however, contrast-enhanced EUS revealed only the septum inside each mass without enhancing the dense structures. Contrast-enhanced EUS was useful for defining the contents in the cystic lesions ; therefore, it may be useful for the diagnosis of LEC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1823-1830
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2013


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  • Gastroenterology

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