Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo 2006 Volume 134, Issue 1-2, Pages: 64-66
doi:10.2298/SARH0602064C
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Lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas

Čolović Radoje, Grubor Nikica, Radak Vladimir, Micev Marijan, Čolović Nataša

Lymphoepithelial cysts of the pancreas are very rare with less than 35 cases described in the literature. A 49-year old male with a cystic tumor in the tail of the pancreas of 8 cm in diameter discovered during the investigation for mild pain in the upper abdomen was presented. The tumor was easily removed during the open surgery. It contained yellowish dense pus-like fluid whose culture remained sterile. Histology showed the lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas. Postoperative recovery was uneventful and preoperative pain disappeared. Eight and a half years later, he died due to complications after orthopedic surgery of the spine.

Keywords: pancreas, lymphoepithelial cyst

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