Extraocular sebaceous carcinoma in a patient with Muir-Torre syndrome DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY Harrington, C. R., Egbert, B. M., Swetter, S. M. 2004; 30 (5): 817-819


Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare, aggressive neoplasm that arises from the adnexal epithelium of sebaceous glands and is commonly associated with Muir-Torre syndrome.The metastatic potential of extraocular sebaceous carcinoma warrants a thorough evaluation to establish the extent of disease.We describe a 55-year-old man who presented with an asymptomatic abdominal wall mass 3 years after definitive diagnosis of Muir-Torre syndrome.A biopsy of the surgical specimen revealed sebaceous carcinoma.Dermatologists are crucial to the early recognition and diagnosis of extraocular sebaceous carcinoma. In our patient with documented Muir-Torre syndrome, continued surveillance allowed for prompt recognition and treatment of this associated cutaneous malignancy.

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