Nonsebaceous lymphadenoma arising as a painless subcutaneous nodule on the eyebrow

Gina N. Calco, Jessica L. Davis, Jina Chung

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Salivary gland tumors can rarely present in skin excision specimens and can pose a diagnostic challenge to dermatopathologists. We present an exceptional case of a salivary gland type nonsebaceous lymphadenoma presenting as a painless subcutaneous nodule on the right medial eyebrow of a 16-year-old male, mimicking a primary cutaneous adnexal neoplasm. Histologic evaluation revealed a well-circumscribed to partially encapsulated nodule with a marked lymphoid infiltrate including reactive germinal centers. Within the lymphoid component was a central epithelial cystic neoplasm with tubuloglandular and basaloid differentiation. There was no myoepithelial component to suggest a chondroid syringoma. No sebaceous differentiation was present. The overall histopathological and immunohistochemical findings were consistent with a nonsebaceous lymphadenoma. Dermatopathologists should consider salivary gland type lymphadenoma as a differential diagnosis when encountering a subcutaneous lesion with lymphoid, cystic, glandular, and basaloid components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)934-937
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cutaneous pathology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • lymphadenoma
  • salivary gland tumor
  • salivary gland type lymphadenoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology


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