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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2006;40(6): 448-451.
Ectopic Sebaceous Glands in the Esophagus: A Case Report.
Jung Ha Shin, Ji Han Jung, Hyun Joo Choi, Jinyoung Yoo, Seok Jin Kang, Kyo Young Lee
Department of Pathology, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. jinyyoo@vincent.cuk.ac.kr
There are few reports of the endoscopic and histological features of ectopic sebaceous glands in the esophagus. Recently we observed a 2 mm whitish flat elevated nodule in the lower esophagus. A biopsy was taken under the clinical impression of a papilloma or ulcer scar. Histology revealed normal esophageal mucosa with mature ectopic sebaceous glands located in the lamina propria with no visible hair follicles. We report this case with a brief review of the literature related to the histological findings and histogenesis of esophageal ectopic sebaceous glands.
Key Words: Ectopic tissue; Sebaceous glands; Esophagus