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Axillary lymph node containing a benign epithelial cystic rest



Axillary lymph node - benign cystic rest lined by a simple columnar cell epthelium - scale bar = 1mm

benign cystic rest


Detail from above benign cystic rest


  • Benign epithelial inclusions are uncommon in axillary lymph nodes - squamous and columnar cell types can be seen


  • There is a remote possibility of these cells being picked up in an axillary FNA, e.g. for staging, and the axilla incorrectly being staged as positive


See also Axillary node - naevus cell rest.

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