Skin nonmelanocytic tumor

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Sebaceous glands

Sebaceous hyperplasia

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Minor changes: 16 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Sebaceous hyperplasia

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale CS. Sebaceous hyperplasia. website. Accessed November 27th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Most common sebaceous gland lesion
  • Usually elderly patients on nose or cheeks
Gross description
  • Umbilicated yellowish papules
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Expansion of normal lobular sebaceous gland architecture without thickening of peripheral germinative layer of seboblasts
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Angel Fernandez-Flores, M.D., Ph.D.

Sebaceous hyperplasia

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