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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 730-732

Recurrent sebaceous carcinoma of the scalp in a young male treated with adjuvant radiotherapy


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Plastic Surgery, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Puja Sahai
Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.126472

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Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare malignancy of the skin appendages. It tends to occur in elderly patients. Orbital region is the most commonly involved site seen in 75% of cases. The involvement of extra-orbital sites is infrequent. Herein, a case of extra-ocular sebaceous carcinoma arising in the scalp of a 20-year-old man is described.The patient developed tumor relapse after excision biopsy. He was treated with wide local excision of the tumor. However, the patient developed local recurrence after an interval of four months for which he again underwent wide local excision. He did not manifest any regional or distant metastases. In view of the locally aggressive tumor, he received adjuvant radiation therapy. The patient was successfully treated with no evidence of any local recurrence seen after a follow-up period of one year. The timely recognition of sebaceous carcinoma is imperative so as to execute the primary treatment i.e., wide local excision. Adjuvant radiotherapy may be considered to improve the clinical outcome for recurrent tumors.


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