Skin nonmelanocytic tumor
Adnexal tumors
Sebaceous glands
Sebaceous adenoma

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Minor changes: 16 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Sebaceous adenoma [title] skin

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale C. Sebaceous adenoma. website. Accessed March 6th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Hyperplasia of sebaceous lobules with expasion of germinative basaloid cell layers at periphery
  • Unrelated to adenoma sebaceum (facial angiofibromas of tuberous sclerosis)
  • Associated with Muir-TorrĂˆ Syndrome (Histopathology 2010;56:133)
Clinical images

Contributed by Michael Inskip, M.B.Ch.B. and Mark R. Wick, M.D.
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Gross description
  • Papule / nodule on face / scalp
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nodular lobulated growth with dark and light areas corresponding to generative cells (dark) and sebaceous cells (light) with cytoplasmic lipid vacuoles
  • Not as organoid as sebaceous hyperplasia
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Joel Pinczewski, M.D., Ph.D. and Mark R. Wick, M.D.
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Sebaceous adenoma

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Muir-Torre type

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Cystic features

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Multilobular architecture

Differential diagnosis
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