Sebaceous Glands in the Esophagus: First Case Observed Grossly

Frederick G. Zak, William Lawson

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1154
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1976


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