benign lymphoepithelial lesion


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be·nign lym·pho·ep·i·the·li·al le·sion

benign tumorlike masses of lymphoid tissue in the parotid gland, containing scattered small, mainly solid islands of epithelial cells.
Synonym(s): Godwin tumor

BLEL

Benign lymphoepithelial lesion. An autoimmune condition characterised by a proliferation of epithelial and lymphoid cells, which primarily affects the lacrimal and salivary (primarily parotic) glands, which is is often linked to Sjögren syndrome. Sometimes preferred as myoepithelial sialadenitis or Mikulicz disease.

benign lymphoepithelial lesion

Mikulicz disease A lesion of the salivary and lacrimal glands, clinically related to Sjögren syndrome, which may be autoimmune in nature. Cf 'Eskimoma. '.

Godwin,

John T., U.S. pathologist, 1917–.
Godwin tumor - benign tumorlike masses of lymphoid tissue in the parotid gland, containing scattered small islands of epithelial cells. Synonym(s): benign lymphoepithelial lesion
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