Salivary glands
Sebaceous differentiation

Author: Sally Tanakchi (see Authors page)
Editor: F. Zahra Aly, M.D., Ph.D.

Revised: 9 March 2018, last major update September 2015

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PubMed Search: Sebaceous differentiation salivary glands
Cite this page: Tanakchi, S. Sebaceous differentiation. website. Accessed March 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Sebaceous type glands mixed with salivary gland acini
  • Occurs in 10 - 40% of normal parotid glands, often in periductal locations in interlobular ducts
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Single, isolated sebaceous type cells within serous or mucinous salivary acini or as fully developed sebaceous glands
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Sebaceous glands replacing serous acini

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