Lymphoepithelial Cysts



Lymphoepithelial Cysts


Grace E. Kim, MD









This pancreatic lymphoepithelial cyst shows the prominent lymphoid stroma and overlying keratinizing squamous epithelium. Lymphocytes may extend into the underlying pancreatic parenchyma.






Benign pancreatic ducts image are seen within the lymphoid component in the wall of a lymphoepithelial cyst. Germinal centers may be present image.


TERMINOLOGY


Definitions



  • Nonneoplastic cyst with lymphoid and squamous epithelial components



    • Somewhat resemble epidermal inclusion cysts


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Uncertain



  • Not associated with conditions related to lymphoepithelial cysts of salivary gland

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Lymphoepithelial Cysts
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