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Other names: Sebaceous epithelioma[1]
Sebaceoma (ear)
SymptomsSingle yellowish small bump in skin[1]
Risk factorsMuir-Torre syndrome[1]
FrequencyRare, females>males[1]

Sebaceoma, also known as a sebaceous epithelioma, is a fleshy or yellowish small bump in the skin.[1] Usually there is just one, most frequently on the face or neck.[2] The presence of more than one may be a sign seen in Muir-Torre syndrome.[1]

Like sebaceous carcinoma and sebaceous adenoma, it also originates from an oil gland in the skin.[1] Treatment is by cutting it out.[1] Generally the outcome is good.[1] There have been rare reports of it transforming into a cancer.[1]

It is rare, but generally occurs in adults older than 70 years of age.[1] Females are affected more frequently than males.[1]

See also


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 DE, Elder; D, Massi; RA, Scolyer; R, Willemze (2018). "3. Appendageal tumours: Sebaceoma". WHO Classification of Skin Tumours. Vol. 11 (4th ed.). Lyon (France): World Health Organization. p. 214. ISBN 978-92-832-2440-2. Archived from the original on 2022-07-11. Retrieved 2022-08-09.
  2. "Sebaceoma". 20 July 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.