Sebaceous adenoma

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Sebaceous adenoma
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Micrograph of a sebaceous adenoma. H&E stain.
Classification and external resources
MedlinePlus 002292

Sebaceous adenoma is a cutaneous condition characterized by a slow-growing tumour usually presenting as a pink, flesh-coloured, or yellow papule or nodule.[1]:662[2]


Sebaceous adenomas, in isolation, are not significant; however, they may be associated with Muir-Torre syndrome, a genetic condition that predisposes individuals to cancer.[3] Thus, identification of a sebaceous adenoma may be a life saver.

It is associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. The term adenoma sebaceum is a misnomer.

It is also linked to Lynch Syndrome.

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 1702, 1703. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  3. ^ Online 'Mendelian Inheritance in Man' (OMIM) 158320