Adnexal tumors

Sebaceous gland adenoma-eyelid

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Sebaceous gland adenoma-eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidsebaceousglandadeno.html. Accessed December 3rd, 2021.
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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