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June 1955

Sebaceous Epithelioma

Author Affiliations


From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(6):725-727. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540300047012

There is no mention of sebaceous epithelioma as an entity in the American dermatological clinical textbooks. Lever includes it in his book ``Histopathology of the Skin"1 and discusses it in the only article on this subject in the American dermatological literature.2 Sebaceous epithelioma has been reported several times in the European literature.* It seems worth while to report two cases † and review the histologic appearance of this tumor.


Case 1.—A. G., a white girl 15 years old, presented a 0.7 cm. by 0.5 cm. nodule between the eyebrows. It was hard, smooth, and pink, with a few dilated capillaries over the surface. It had appeared three years previously. The patient stated that the tumor had not recently enlarged or shown signs of regression. The clinical impression was keloid.

Microscopically there were many irregularly shaped cell masses scattered throughout

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