Skin Adnexal Tumors: A histopathological study of 60 cases at a tertiary care centre.

  • Alaka Sahu Department of Pathology, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla(India)
  • Dilip Kumar Sa Department of Dermatology, Late Shri Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Govt. Medical College, Raigarh India)
  • Salil Kumar Naik Department of Pathology, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla India)
  • Kailash Chandra Agrawal Department of Pathology, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla India)
Keywords: Adnexal, Differentiation, Histopathology, Skin.

Abstract

Background: Skin adnexal tumors (SATs) are one of the most challenging areas of dermatopathology. SAT encompasses a large and a diverse group of benign and malignant neoplasms which exhibit morphological differentiation towards one of the different types of adnexal epithelium present in normal skin. The aim of this study is to study the spectrum and microscopic features of skin adnexal tumors.Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted over a period of 5 years in the Department of Pathology, VIMSAR, Burla. Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin stain for histopathological analysis.Result: Out of total 60 cases diagnosed as adnexal neoplasm 27(45%) tumors were with sweat gland differentiation followed by tumors with sebaceous differentiation 19(31.66%) and follicular differentiation 14(23.33%). The age ranged from 11 years to 75 years and male to female ratio was 1.7:1. Most of the tumors (78.33%) were benign while only 21.66% were malignant. Eccrine poroma was the most common benign tumor while sebaceous carcinoma was the most common malignant tumor.Conclusion: Architectural features are of great importance in differentiating benign tumors from malignant tumors in histopathology.DOI:10.21276/APALM.1787

Author Biographies

Alaka Sahu, Department of Pathology, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla(India)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, VIMSAR, Burla
Dilip Kumar Sa, Department of Dermatology, Late Shri Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Govt. Medical College, Raigarh India)
Associate Professor,Deparment f Dermatology,LSLAM Govt. Medical College, Raigarh
Salil Kumar Naik, Department of Pathology, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla India)
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, VIMSAR,Burla
Kailash Chandra Agrawal, Department of Pathology, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla India)
Professor, Department of Pathology,VIMSAR,Burla

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2018-03-22
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