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July 1979

Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Skin With Visceral Metastases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology (Drs King and Hirose) and Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine (Dr Gurevitch), Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(7):862-863. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010070038019

Sebaceous carcinoma is an uncommon cutaneous malignant neoplasm that rarely metastasizes. We report a case in which a moderately well-differentiated sebaceous carcinoma arising on the anterior aspect of the chest produced widespread visceral metastases. This unexpected clinical behavior underscores the fact that sebaceous carcinoma of the skin can sometimes be very biologically aggressive.

(Arch Dermatol 115:862-863, 1979)