Korean J Radiol.  2011 Aug;12(4):510-514. 10.3348/kjr.2011.12.4.510.

Imaging Findings of Localized Lymphoid Hyperplasia of the Pancreas: a Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital and Medical School, Hwasun-gun, Jeonnam 519-763, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital and Medical School, Gwangju 501-757, Korea.
  • 3Center for Aging and Geriatrics, Chonnam National University Hospital and Medical School, Gwangju 501-757, Korea.
  • 4Department of Pathology, Chonnam National University Hospital and Medical School, Gwangju 501-757, Korea.

Abstract

We report here on a case of localized lymphoid hyperplasia of the pancreas in a 70-year-old man which manifested as double lesions (uncinate process and tail) in the organ. The lesions were incidentally detected as hypoechoic lesions on ultrasonography and they appeared as delayed enhancing lesions on the contrast-enhanced dynamic CT and MRI. Total pancreatectomy was performed, because malignant tumor could not be excluded according to the preoperative imaging studies and the endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy failed. Pathology revealed localized lymphoid hyperplasia. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course. He has been alive for 18 months after surgery.

Keyword

Pancreas; Localized lymphoid hyperplasia; Ultrasonography (US); Computed tomography (CT); Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MeSH Terms

Aged
Biopsy
Contrast Media/diagnostic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Hyperplasia
Incidental Findings
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Pancreatectomy
Pancreatic Diseases/*diagnosis/surgery
Pseudolymphoma/*diagnosis/surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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