ceruminous gland


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ceruminous gland

one of a number of tiny structures in the external ear canal, believed to be modified sweat glands. They secrete a waxy cerumen instead of watery sweat.

ceruminous gland

 A specialized gland that secretes cerumen into the external auditory canal

ceruminous gland

One of the modified sweat glands in the skin lining the external auditory canal that secrete cerumen.

ceruminous gland

Any of the glands in the external auditory canal that secrete cerumen.
See also: gland
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Ceruminous gland neoplasms of external auditory canal and cylindroma.
INTRODUCTION: Ceruminous adenoma is a benign glandular neoplasm of ceruminous glands that arises solely from the external auditory canal.
DISCUSSION: Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine sweat glands limited to outer 1/3 of external auditory canal.
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.
Goldschmidt and Hendrick (2002) reported that ceruminous gland adenoma had neoplastic cells arranged in acini and becomes cystic contains copper coloured fluids is in agreement with present case.
Mixed tumour and an adenoma both of ceruminous gland origin in a dog.
Ceruminous gland tumors in dogs and cats: a review of 124 cases.
But perhaps this should not be surprising because both the ceruminous glands and the breasts are exocrine glands.
While doing research at the University of Toronto, we hypothesized that cerumen impaction is not a result of overproduction in the ceruminous glands, but a failure of individual corneocytes in the stratum corneum to separate.