ceruminous glands


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ce·ru·mi·nous glands

tubuloalveolar apocrine glands in the external auditory meatus, believed to be modified sweat glands; they secrete a waxy substance called cerumen ("earwax").

ce·ru·mi·nous glands

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs glandz)
Apocrine sudoriferous glands in the external acoustic meatus.
Synonym(s): glandulae ceruminosae (1) [TA] .

ce·ru·mi·nous glands

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs glandz)
Tubuloalveolar apocrine glands in external auditory meatus; secrete cerumen ("earwax").
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Ceruminous adenoma is classified as a well differentiated, benign neoplasm, localized, occasionally cystic and showing papillary proliferation of glands histologically similar to normal ceruminous glands.
On microscopy ceruminous adenomas are composed of well differentiated tubular, ductal, or papillary structures reminiscent of ceruminous glands.
Ceruminous gland carcinomas: A clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic study of 17 cases.
In summary, this article presents the case of an adenoid cystic carcinoma of the ceruminous glands of the external ear canal with contralateral central nervous system metastasis, a hitherto unreported phenomenon.
They separated the tumors into 4 types: (1) ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, (2) ceruminous adenoma, (3) adenoid cystic carcinoma, and (4) pleomorphic adenoma.
Based on the finding, tumor was confirmed as ceruminous gland adenoma.
Ceruminous gland adenomas are rare neoplastic skin disease of ear of unknown etiology (Moisan and Watson, 1996).
But perhaps this should not be surprising because both the ceruminous glands and the breasts are exocrine glands.