Skin nonmelanocytic tumor
Adnexal tumors
Sebaceous glands
Sebaceous carcinoma


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PubMed Search: Sebaceous carcinoma [title] skin

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale C. Sebaceous carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skintumornonmelanocyticsebaceouscarcinoma.html. Accessed October 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Rare
  • Periocular vs. extraocular types
  • Tumors of eyelids, caruncles and orbit are more aggressive than extraocular tumors
  • May follow radiation therapy
  • Also associated with Muir-Torre syndrome (multiple cutaneous tumors with sebaceous and hair follicle differentiation and multiple internal malignancies; tumors have cystic growth pattern, Histopathology 2010;56:133)
Prognostic factors
  • Poor prognostic factors: necrosis
Case reports
Clinical images

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Presenting as BCC

On the superior right eyelid

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Sebaceous differentiation, but also marked atypia, mitotic figures, invasion
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Contributed by Mark R. Wick, M.D.

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Grade 2

Grade 3

In situ, pilar unit

Squamoid variant

BerEP4+


Pagetoid

Neuroendocrine-like

CK7+

EMA+


Adipophilin+

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Full-thickness wedge resection

Scattered pleomorphic cells

Involving the lower eyelid

Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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