Sebaceous carcinoma

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1995 Jul;33(1):1-15; quiz 16-8. doi: 10.1016/0190-9622(95)90001-2.


Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare, aggressive, malignant tumor derived from the adnexal epithelium of sebaceous glands. It may arise in ocular or extraocular sites and exhibits such a variety of histologic growth patterns and diverse clinical presentations that the diagnosis is often delayed for months to years. We discuss incidence as well as clinical, histologic, diagnostic, prognostic, and management issues of this aggressive neoplasm.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Sebaceous* / classification
  • Adenocarcinoma, Sebaceous* / diagnosis
  • Adenocarcinoma, Sebaceous* / therapy
  • Eyelid Neoplasms* / classification
  • Eyelid Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Eyelid Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Meibomian Glands*
  • Prognosis
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms* / classification
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Sebaceous Glands / anatomy & histology
  • Sebaceous Glands / physiology