Undifferentiated Sebaceous Carcinoma: an Unusual Childhood Cancer
Article first published online: 23 OCT 2007
Volume 24, Issue 5, pages 501–504, September/October 2007
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Mebazaa, A., Boussofara, L., Trabelsi, A., Denguezli, M., Sriha, B., Belajouza, C. and Nouira, R. (2007), Undifferentiated Sebaceous Carcinoma: an Unusual Childhood Cancer. Pediatric Dermatology, 24: 501–504. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2007.00503.x
- Issue published online: 23 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 23 OCT 2007
Abstract: Sebaceous carcinoma is an aggressive, adnexal, rare malignant tumor that may arise in ocular or extra-ocular sites. Extraorbital sebaceous carcinoma is exceptional in childhood. We report a 12-year-old boy with an ocular sebaceous carcinoma who was first seen with an asymptomatic firm, cutaneous nodule on the right eyebrow. The tumor developed slowly within 1 year. Histologically, it was an undifferentiated sebaceous carcinoma. The patient had surgery with wide surgical margins. He was alive and free from disease at a follow-up of 34 months. Close follow-up of this tumor is recommended because of the risk of aggressive behavior.