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Extra-Ocular Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Skin: A Report of Five Cases and a Review of the Literature

1Dermatology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia

2Dermatology Departments, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sahloul University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

3Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Department, Sahloul University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

4Pathology Departments, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sahloul University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 9, 291-296
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-9-8
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

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Mariem MOHAMED, Lobna BOUSSOFARA, Abdlefaddeh SLAMA, Mohamed DENGUEZLI, Colandane BELAJOUZA, Bedreddine SRIHA, Najet GHARIANI, Rafiaa NOUIRA. Extra-Ocular Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Skin: A Report of Five Cases and a Review of the Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(9):291-296. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-9-8.

Correspondence to: Mariem  MOHAMED, Dermatology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia. Email: mariemmohamed79@yahoo.fr

Abstract

Background: Extra ocular sebaceous carcinoma is a rare aggressive adnexal tumour. The diagnosis of this tumour is difficult due to the variety of its clinical and histopathological features. The prognosis is actually considered as aggressive as the ocular counterpart. Methods and results: We propose to discuss the clinical features, histopathological findings and aggressive potential of extra ocular sebaceous carcinoma. Therefore, five extra ocular sebaceous carcinoma cases, diagnosed at the Dermatology and Pathology departments of Farhat Hached Hospital, from January 1998 to December 2007, were reviewed. The diagnosis was based on a histopathological examination. Three of them developed locoregional and/or distant metastases. One patient died from metastatic disease. Surgery was the mainstay of treatment without any cutaneous recurrence after a mean follow-up of two years. Conclusions: Extra ocular sebaceous carcinoma has an unpredictable prognosis. It can be highly aggressive and cause death. Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment.

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