Mikulicz disease

Mi·ku·licz dis·ease

(mē'kū-lich),
benign swelling of the lacrimal, and usually also of the salivary glands, in consequence of an infiltration of and replacement of the normal gland structure by lymphoid tissue.
See also: Mikulicz syndrome, Sjögren syndrome.

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.

Mi·ku·licz dis·ease

(mē'kū-lich di-zēz')
Benign swelling of the lacrimal, and usually also of the salivary, glands due to infiltration of and replacement of the normal gland structure by lymphoid tissue.
See also: Mikulicz syndrome, Sjögren syndrome

Mikulicz,

Johannes (Jan) von-Radecki, Polish surgeon in Germany, 1850-1905.
Heineke-Mikulicz herniorrhaphy
Heineke-Mikulicz pyloroplasty - see under Heineke
Mikulicz angle
Mikulicz aphthae - a severe form of aphthae. Synonym(s): aphthae major
Mikulicz clamp
Mikulicz crusher
Mikulicz disease - benign swelling of the lacrimal, and usually also of the salivary glands, in consequence of an infiltration of and replacement of the normal gland structure by lymphoid tissue.
Mikulicz drain
Mikulicz forceps
Mikulicz incision
Mikulicz mask - gauze-covered frame, worn over the nose and mouth while performing surgery.
Mikulicz operation
Mikulicz pack
Mikulicz pad
Mikulicz retractor
Mikulicz sponge
Mikulicz syndrome - symptoms characteristic of Mikulicz disease occurring as a complication of some other disease, such as lymphoma or leukemia.
Mikulicz-Vladimiroff amputation - an osteoplastic resection of the foot. Synonym(s): Vladimiroff-Mikulicz amputation
Vladimiroff-Mikulicz amputation - Synonym(s): Mikulicz-Vladimiroff amputation

Mi·ku·licz dis·ease

(mē'kū-lich di-zēz')
Benign swelling of lacrimal and, usually, also of the salivary glands, due to infiltration and replacement of the normal gland structure by lymphoid tissue.
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The main diseases that should be excluded are some malign diseases such as lymphoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, angiosarcoma, neck metastasis of malign tumors, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance, cylindroma as well as some benign conditions such as hemangioma, pyogenic granuloma, Kikuchi disease, Mikulicz disease, angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy, ESAH and parasite diseases such as toxoplasmosis that may also cause increases in serum IgE levels and blood eosinophil counts (2-4,8,11).
Diseases such as Riedel thyroiditis, Mikulicz disease, Kuttner tumor, idiopathic orbital inflammation (inflammatory pseudotumor), orbital lymphoid hyperplasia, and pituitary hypophysitis are examples of some of the previously classified diseases that have been added to the spectrum of IgG4-RD (3).
The common lesions being enlargement or inflammation (sclerosing sialadenitis-formerly termed Mikulicz disease and Kuttner's tumor).
Okamura et al., "Sonographic diagnosis for Mikulicz disease," Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, vol.
Th2 and regulatory immune reactions contribute to IgG4 production and the initiation of Mikulicz disease. Arthritis Rheum.
Nakashima et al., "Th2 and regulatory immune reactions contribute to IgG4 production and the initiation of Mikulicz disease," Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol.
The differential diagnosis of Kimura disease includes such entities as eosinophilic granuloma, Mikulicz disease, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin disease, follicular lymphoma, angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy, and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia.
Clinicopathologic similarities between Mikulicz disease and Kuttner tumor.
Highly active state of autoimmune pancreatitis with mikulicz disease. Pancreas.
(1-3) Currently, reported sites of involvement and disease associations are diverse and include central nervous system (pituitary gland, pachymeningitis), lacrimal gland (Mikulicz disease), ocular adnexa, sclerosing sialadenitis (Kuttner tumor), thyroid gland, pulmonary lesions, breast tissue, liver, idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis, type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis, inflammatory aortic aneurysm, kidney, skin, and lymph node.
(43) Interestingly, in Mikulicz disease, another IgG4-related disease characterized by bilateral lacrimal and salivary gland swelling, some clonally related IgG4-positive cells exist between lacrimal glands and the peripheral blood.