Small oil-producing gland in the skin, usually connected to a hair follicle by a duct into which it releases sebum, a component of the slightly greasy film on the skin that helps keep it flexible and prevents too much water loss or absorption. The glands are distributed over the entire body except the palms and soles, most abundantly on the scalp and face. Large and well developed at birth, they shrink during childhood but enlarge again and increase their sebum output at puberty (apparently in response to male hormones), often leading to acne.
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Sebaceous carcinoma: a rare but deadly mime: the neoplasm occurs most often in the periocular region and can assume a variety of forms.(Clinical Rounds)
Apr 01, 2006; Stowe, Vt. -- Extraocular Sebaceous carcinoma is as virulent as its ocular counterpart, and the aggressive metastatic...