Biological behavior of the sebaceous carcinoma of the head.

  title={Biological behavior of the sebaceous carcinoma of the head.},
  author={Franco Bassetto and Roberto Baraziol and Mariacristina Vicari Sottosanti and Carlotta Scarpa and Mariacristina Montesco},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={30 3},
BACKGROUND The reports in the literature indicate that extraocular sebaceous carcinoma (SC), in contrast to orbital SC, is less aggressive and rarely metastasizes. METHODS Of 2422 epithelioma cases observed over 10 years, 8 (0.33%) resulted as histologically proven SCs, all of which were located in the head. RESULTS The clinical behavior of these tumors was observed by following patients for an average period of 50 months. Three of the tumors originated from the orbital region and five from… CONTINUE READING

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