Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid
Lymph nodes-inclusions, pigment, ectopic cells or tissue
Squamous epithelium


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Definition / general
  • Also called lymphoepithelial cyst
  • Most common in upper cervical nodes
  • Depending on location, may be a branchial pouch derivative or derive from metaplastic calyceal urothelium (Hum Pathol 1990;21:1239)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Small cystic structures lined by well differentiated squamous epithelium
Differential diagnosis
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