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J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Jun;8(6):ND05-7. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2014/8762.4452. Epub 2014 Jun 20.

Extraocular sebaceous carcinoma on the chest wall - a case report.

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1
Post Graduate Student, Department of General Surgery, JSS Medical College and Hospital , Ramanuja Road, Mysore, Karnataka, India .
2
Senior Resident, Department of General Surgery, JSS Medical College and Hospital , Ramanuja Road, Mysore, Karnataka, India .
3
Assisstant Professor, Department of General Surgery, JSS Medical College and Hospital , Ramanuja Road, Mysore, Karnataka, India .
4
Professor and Unit Head, Department of General Surgery, JSS Medical College and Hospital , Ramanuja Road, Mysore, Karnataka, India .

Abstract

Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare aggressive skin cancer derived from the epithelium of sebaceous glands. Sebaceous carcinomas are generally divided as ocular or extraocular locations. Very few cases of extra ocular sebaceous carcinomas have been reported till date. Among them only six cases were reported which were on the chest wall. We are hereby reporting the seventh case of sebaceous carcinoma on the chest wall. The disease exhibits diverse clinical presentations and histologic patterns, often resulting in a delay in an accurate diagnosis as it may mimic many other cutaneous malignancies like Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance Basal Cell Carcinoma or Squamous Cell Carcinoma. High degree of suspicion is required and sebaceous carcinoma should be considered as one of the differential diagnosis for an ulceroproliferative growth on the skin.

KEYWORDS:

Extraocular; Moh’s micrographic surgery; Muir torre syndrome; Sebaceous carcinoma

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