heterotopic epithelium

heterotopic epithelium

[¦hed·ə·rō¦täp·ik ‚ep·ə′thē·lē·əm]
(medicine)
Intestinal epithelium and goblet cells occurring in the stomach.
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The origin of the tumor is thought to be from sources that include residual epithelium of the tooth-forming apparatus, such as the epithelial cell rests of Malassez; epithelium of odontogenic cysts; basal cells of the surface epithelium; epithelium of the enamel organ; and heterotopic epithelium from extraoral sites, such as the pituitary gland.
On histopathological examination of the diverticulum, mucosa showed no evidence of heterotopic epithelium (Figure 3).
In 20% of cases, mucosa contains heterotopic epithelium.