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Salivary glands

Sebaceous differentiation

Reviewers: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 October 2011, last major update August 2011
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● Sebaceous type glands mixed with salivary gland acini
● Occurs in 10-40% of normal parotid glands, often in periductal locations in interlobular ducts

Micro description

● Single, isolated sebaceous-type cells within serous or mucinous salivary acini or as fully developed sebaceous glands

Micro images

Sebaceous glands replacing serous acini


Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004;128:245

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