Malignant adnexal neoplasms Review uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Sebaceous Glands
  • Skin Neoplasms


  • Malignant cutaneous adnexal neoplasms are one of the most challenging areas of dermatopathology. Tumors of the pilosebaceous apparatus can occur as single-lineage neoplasms or may manifest as complex proliferations with multilineal differentiation patterns including not only the germinative component of the hair bulb, the inner or outer root sheath epithelium and the sebaceous gland and duct, but also the sweat duct components that relate to the apocrine secretory apparatus which empties into the follicle near the follicular bulge. Eccrine and apocrine neoplasms present a bewildering array of morphologies, which often defy precise classification. The purpose of this review is to discuss in detail the malignant neoplasms of the cutaneous adnexae and their benign and prognostically indeterminate mimics.

publication date

  • February 2006



  • Review



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/modpathol.3800511

PubMed ID

  • 16446719

Additional Document Info

start page

  • S93

end page

  • S126


  • 19


  • SUPPL. 2