epimyoepithelial islands

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.
Further characteristics include occasional intranuclear inclusions, or Dutcher bodies; crush artifact; periductal fibrosis; and ductal metaplasia that resembles epimyoepithelial islands.