DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Benign and (rarely) malignant neoplasms, which originate from the appendages (adnexae) of the skin. The group of adnexal tumors comprises about 100 different entities.
Adnexal tumors are histologically extremely diverse, so that over the years a confusing nomenclature has developed, which is based more on outdated historical than on contemporary histogenetic facts.
Recent immunohistological findings have led to a better understanding of the histogenesis of cutaneous adnexal tumors.
Cutaneous neoplasms with ductal differentiation are divided into eccrine and apocrine, although this histological classification is not always clear.
ClassificationThis section has been translated automatically.
The diagnosis is based exclusively on histomorphological criteria. The classification is based on the visibly predominant direction of differentiation in:
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Clinical featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
Mostly uncharacteristic clinical morphology, so that the diagnosis can generally only be made histologically.
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Adnexal tumors of the skin
Sweat gland tumors
Hair follicle tumors
Sebaceous gland tumors
Tumors of the nail organ
V. Tumors with doubtful prognosis
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
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Outgoing links (7)Adnexal tumors with apocrine differentiation; Adnexal tumors with differentiation of sebaceous glands; Adnexal tumors with eccrine differentiation; Adnexal tumors with hair follicle differentiation; Apocrine sweat gland carcinoma; Multiple Trichoepithelioma ; Nevus sebaceus;
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