Salivary glands
Sebaceous differentiation

Topic Completed: 1 September 2015

Revised: 12 March 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Sebaceous differentiation salivary glands

Sally Tanakchi, M.D.
F. Zahra Aly, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Tanakchi, S. Sebaceous differentiation. website. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
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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