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August 1976

Sebaceous Glands in the Esophagus: First Case Observed Grossly

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Methodist Hospital and Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY (Dr Zak), and the Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York (Drs Lawson and Zak).

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(8):1153-1154. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630320059018

• Minute, pale tan macules of the esophageal mucosa observed at autopsy proved, on microscopical study, to be sebaceous glands unaccompanied by hair follicles. Metaplasia of pluripotent cells is postulated as their origin in this purely endodermal tissue, rather than derivation from islands of misplaced epidermis.

(Arch Dermatol 112:1153-1154, 1976)

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