Eye
Eyelid adnexal tumors
Sebaceous gland adenoma of eyelid


Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 28 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Sebaceous gland adenoma [title] eyelid

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Eyelid: sebaceous gland adenoma of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidsebaceousglandadeno.html. Accessed August 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also called sebaceous cell adenoma
  • Arise from cutaneous sebaceous glands, glands of Zeis (surrounding eyelashes at lid margin) or meibomian glands (in tarsus) or sebaceous glands of caruncle
Solitary adenomas
  • Rarely biopsied, may be curetted as likely chalazion with disposal of tissue
  • Recurrent tumors should be examined histologically to rule out malignancy
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Sebaceous cells with orderly maturation

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