Epimyoepithelial islands | definition of epimyoepithelial islands by Medical dictionary
ep·i·my·o·ep·i·the·li·al is·lands (ep'ē-mī-ō-ep'ē-thē'lī-al),
proliferation of salivary gland ductal epithelium and myoepithelium. Characteristic of benign lymphoepithelial lesions and Sjögren syndrome.
ep·i·my·o·ep·i·the·li·al is·lands (epi-mīō-epi-thēlē-ăl īlăndz)
Proliferation of salivary gland ductal epithelium and myoepithelium. Characteristic of benign lymphoepithelial lesions and Sjögren syndrome.
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Mucosal biopsy from lower lip for lymphocytic infiltration of the minor salivary glands showed chronic sialadenitis with evidence of epimyoepithelial islands
and fibrosis strongly suggestive of Sjogren's disease.
No centrocyte-like cells or epimyoepithelial islands
were observed in the lesions.
Further characteristics include occasional intranuclear inclusions, or Dutcher bodies; crush artifact; periductal fibrosis; and ductal metaplasia that resembles epimyoepithelial islands