Sebaceoma of the auricle.
Summary of "Sebaceoma of the auricle."
Objective:To report a case of sebaceoma of the auricle, and to discuss the differential diagnosis, histopathological features, surgical management and genetic associations of this entity.Methods:Case report and review of the medical literature.Results:A 79-year-old man presented with a slowly growing lesion of his auricle. Excision of the mass and histopathological review revealed a benign, basaloid, adnexal neoplasm consistent with sebaceoma. Due to its association with Muir-Torre syndrome and increased risk of visceral malignancy, the patient was followed closely for signs of malignancy. At 36 months post-excision, there were no signs of recurrence; thereafter, the patient continued to receive routine cancer surveillance follow up.Conclusion:Sebaceoma is a rarely encountered, benign, adnexal neoplasm which can occur in the head and neck. The treatment is surgical excision, and recurrence is rare. Sebaceoma can occur as part of Muir-Torre syndrome, and in these patients there is an increased risk of other sebaceous lesions and visceral malignancy; thus, genetic testing and surveillance should be strongly considered.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of laryngology and otology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22677227
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215112000874
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The narrow passage way that conducts the sound collected by the EAR AURICLE to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
Inflammation of the OUTER EAR including the external EAR CANAL, cartilages of the auricle (EAR CARTILAGE), and the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
The shell-like structure projects like a little wing (pinna) from the side of the head. Ear auricles collect sound from the environment.
Cartilage of the EAR AURICLE and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL.
The outer part of the hearing system of the body. It includes the shell-like EAR AURICLE which collects sound, and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, and the EXTERNAL EAR CARTILAGES.
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