lymphoepithelial cyst

lym·pho·ep·i·the·li·al cyst

a cervical cyst arising from salivary gland epithelium entrapped in lymph nodes during embryogenesis. Also seen within the oral cavity.

lym·pho·ep·i·the·li·al cyst

(limfō-epi-thēlē-ăl sist)
Cervical cyst arising from salivary gland epithelium entrapped in lymph nodes during embryogenesis, also seen within the oral cavity.
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Cystic lesions were mucocele/retention cyst in 7 cases, lymphoepithelial cyst in 1, ranula (1) and keratin cyst in 1.
1 Karuza Maria Alves Pereira1 Cassiano FranciscoWeege Non- aka2 Pedro Paulo de Andrade Santos3 Ana Myriam Costa de Medeiros4 HACopyrightbel Cavalcanti GalvAPound o5 Unusual coexistence of oral lymphoepithelial cyst andbenign migratory glossitis BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY 75 (2) MARCH/APRIL 2009
Moreover, differential diagnosis should be made of smears with noncancerous and cancerous lesions containing lymphocytic cells, namely chronic inflammation of the salivary gland, reactive inflammation of lymph nodes, lymphoepithelial cyst, lateral cyst of the neck, Warthin's tumor and malignant lymphoma.
Lymphoepithelial cyst and epidermoid cyst of the accessory spleen in the pancreas.
1, 2) LEL has been variably designated as Sjogren-like syndrome, benign lymphoepithelial lesion, cystic lymphoepithelial lesion, HIV salivary gland disease and lymphoepithelial cyst.
The most common lesion is the benign lymphoepithelial cyst.
Less common branchial cleft anomalies include a first BCC, or a parotid lymphoepithelial cyst, arising from a tract extending from the external auditory canal through the parotid to the submandibular triangle (Figure 5).
Aspirates of lymphoepithelial cyst reveal squamous cells, keratinous materials, lymphocytes, histiocytes, and cholesterol crystals.
In our series of cystic lesions, the combination of thick extracellular material (which in retrospect most likely represented keratinous debris) and gastrointestinal contamination led to the false impression of mucus-producing cystic neoplasm with an aspirate from a lymphoepithelial cyst.
The combination of cystic lesion with a predominant lymphoid component arising in a background of lymphocytic thyroiditis can be mistaken for a benign lymphoepithelial cyst.