Lung tumor
Other carcinoma
Sebaceous carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 31 January 2019, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: sebaceous carcinoma lung

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Sebaceous carcinoma. website. Accessed November 15th, 2019.
Definition / general
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Sebaceous differentiation with lobulated and infolded architecture, light and dark zones composed of basaloid cells with sharp cytoplasmic borders, vesicular nuclei and cytoplasm varying from scant to abundant with small vesicles
Positive stains
  • Oil red O (lipid)
Negative stains
  • PAS-diastase, mucicarmine
Differential diagnosis
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