Ectopic Sebaceous Glands in the Esophagus, Report of a Case Hajime Honjo 1 , Wataru Fukuda 1 , Mika Mihara 1 , Yoko Kitaguchi 1 , Motoki Watanabe 1 , Yasuhide Mitsumoto 1 , Takahiro Mori 1 , Hideo Tomioka 1 , Seiji Shimizu 1 1Department of Gastroenterology, Osaka Railway Hospital, Osaka, Japan Keyword: 食道 , 異所性皮脂腺 , 内視鏡所見 pp.301-304
Published Date 2008/3/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403101292
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 A case with ectopic sebaceous glands in the esophagus was reported with bibliographic considerations. A 52-year-old man underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for health screening. Multiple yellowish plaques sized one to several mm in diameter were observed in the middle and lower portion of the esophagus. Small sized lesions were fine-granular and larger ones had lobulated margins giving"flower-like"appearances. Histology of the biopsy specimens showed clusters of cells in the squamous cell epithelium. They had pale cytoplasm similar to those of sebaceous glands in the skin. Along with recent advance in endoscopic technology, reported cases of this disease are increasing. Under careful observation, this condition is considered to be not so rare.

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