Sebaceous Adenoma Treatment & Management

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Nicole Ufkes; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Recognizing the presence of sebaceous neoplasms can help identify patients with Muir-Torre syndrome; then, early treatment of an associated occult malignancy may be started. Except for the patients with Muir-Torre syndrome, no inpatient care is recommended for patients with sebaceous adenoma.

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Surgical Care

The usual treatment of sebaceous adenoma is complete excision. Surgical treatment of sebaceous adenomas is aimed at completely removing the tumor and preventing regrowth of the tumorous tissue.

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Consultations

Referring patients with cutaneous signs of Muir-Torre syndrome to a gastroenterologist, hematologist, or otolaryngologist is essential for dermatologists to rule out the presence of an occult malignant tumor.

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Long-Term Monitoring

Completely remove sebaceous adenomas surgically to prevent local recurrences.

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