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HPB Surgery
Volume 11 (1998), Issue 2, Pages 121-124
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1998/57832
Case Report

Lymphoepithelial Cyst of the Pancreas: Serum Markers do not Help

1Department of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgery, Repatriation General Hospital Concord, Sydney, Australia
2Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
3PO Box 1085, Strathfield NSW 2135, Australia

Received 20 October 1997

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Abstract

We report a case of lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas with non-specific elevation of CA 19.9 and CEA. Pre-operative diagnosis by conventional means proved elusive, and only surgical resection and histopathology revealed the diagnosis. The origin and diagnosis are discussed by literature review.