adenocarcinoma, sebaceousmedical dictionary

A malignant tumour composed of cells showing differentiation toward sebaceous epithelium. The tumour is solitary, firm, somewhat raised, more or less translucent, and covered with normal or slightly verrucose epidermis. It may be yellow or orange. The face and scalp are the commonest sites. The growth can be slow or rapid but metastasis is uncommon. Surgery cures most of the cases.

(12 Dec 1998)