Esophagus
Congenital anomalies
Ectopic sebaceous glands


Topic Completed: 1 August 2013

Revised: 4 September 2019

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PubMed Search: Ectopic sebaceous glands esophagus


Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Ectopic sebaceous glands. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/esophagusectopicsebaceousglands.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2019.
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

AFIP images

In lamina propria surrounded by lymphocytes



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Underlying sebaceous gland

Cuboidal / squamoid cells

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