BLEL


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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.
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In addition, a differential diagnosis is necessary to distinguish BLEL from other distinct disorders, including sarcoidosis, Castleman's disease, Wegener's granulomatosis, and lymphoma, especially SS.
Further analysis of complicating lymphoma in BLEL is necessary as there is no evidence on its long-term prognosis.