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標題: Multiple Tiny Ectopic Sebaceous Glands Discovered Throughout Entire Esophageal Tract
作者: Wang, W.P.
Wang, W.S.
Tsai, Y.C.
關鍵字: Ectopic sebaceous glands;Endoscopy;Esophagus;Multiple;skin
Project: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
期刊/報告no:: Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Volume 54, Issue 12, Page(s) 2754-2757.
A 45-year-old woman complaining of abdominal fullness was referred for endoscopic examination. She was a non-smoker and non-drinker. An endoscopic examination revealed the presence of more than 100 tiny, rounded, elevated, yellowish lesions < 0.5 mm in diameter scattered throughout the upper and lower esophagus. Based on the endoscopic examination results, her stomach manifested symptoms of mildly superficial gastritis. Histopathologic examination of the esophagus biopsy specimen revealed that some of the lobules of the cells displayed typical sebaceous differentiation covered by a squamous epithelium. No evidence of inflammatory reaction, hair follicles, or malignancy was found. The patient's blood and serum findings were unremarkable. Our final diagnosis was multiple tiny ectopic sebaceous glands in the esophagus. This is an interesting and rare case of esophageal sebaceous glands distributed throughout the entire esophagus. Because there were no esophageal symptoms or/and eating problems, the patient did not require endoscopic surgery or other treatment. Follow-up examinations were recommended at intervals between 6 months and 1 year. At the 2-year follow-up, an endoscopic examination revealed no change in the size or the number of the tiny ectopic esophageal sebaceous glands.
ISSN: 0163-2116
DOI: 10.1007/s10620-008-0676-1
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