Which malignancies are associated with sebaceous adenoma (SA)?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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New eruptions of multiple sebaceous adenoma can sometimes be associated with a visceral carcinoma. Adenocarcinomas of the colon, stomach, duodenum, hematologic system, genitourinary tract, endometrium, and larynx that are associated with multiple sebaceous adenomas are termed Muir-Torre syndrome. The carcinomas associated with Muir-Torre syndrome have a more favorable prognosis than nonsyndromic carcinomas.


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