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A case report of aggressive sebaceous carcinoma of the scalp

Sunil V. Jagtap1* Swati S. Jagtap2 Shefali Mishra1 Kaushiki Varshney1 Shuchita Gaur1
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1 Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Physiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Tumor Discovery 2022, 1(2), 203
Submitted: 23 September 2022 | Accepted: 17 November 2022 | Published: 15 December 2022
© 2022 by the Author(s). Licensee AccScience Publishing, Singapore. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( )

Malignant pilosebaceous neoplasm of the scalp is a very rare tumor. A 60-year-old man presented with a rapidly enlarging, ulcerated, and firm nodular mass over the scalp for a duration of 3 months. A few months back, the patient noticed a subcutaneous nodule at the same site, and it was reported as sebaceous adenoma on histopathology. The swelling recurred at the same site and was surgically excised and sent for histopathology. A histological diagnosis of sebaceous carcinoma of the scalp was made. On follow-up, there was no recurrence or distant metastasis. Due to the rarity and aggressive behavior of the malignant pilosebaceous neoplasm of the scalp, we present this case along with clinical and histopathological findings.

Sebaceous carcinoma
Scalp nodule
Aggressive cutaneous tumor

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