Congenital anomalies
Ectopic sebaceous glands

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 10 January 2018, last major update August 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Ectopic sebaceous glands esophagus

Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Ectopic sebaceous glands. website. Accessed March 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Seen in ~2% of adult autopsies
  • May be multiple (Am J Gastroenterol 1994;89:1884); occurs at any level of esophagus
  • Endoscopically appears as yellow bumps
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Sebaceous glands in lamina propria
  • May be metaplastic submucosal gland ducts
Microscopic (histologic) images

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In lamina propria surrounded by lymphocytes

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Underlying sebaceous gland

Cuboidal / squamoid cells