Eyelid adnexal tumors
Sebaceous gland adenoma of eyelid

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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 June 1st, 2020.
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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