Adenoma sebáceo

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Es un tumor benigno de una glándula sebácea en la piel.

Nombres alternativos

Hiperplasia sebácea; Adenoma de tipo sebáceo; Hiperplasia de tipo sebáceo


Un adenoma sebáceo es una protuberancia pequeña. Por lo regular, hay sólo uno y generalmente se encuentra en la cara, el cuero cabelludo, el vientre, la espalda o el pecho. Puede ser un signo de una enfermedad interna más seria.

Si usted tiene algunas protuberancias pequeñas de las glándulas sebáceas, esto se denomina hiperplasia sebácea. Dichas protuberancias generalmente son inofensivas y a menudo se encuentran en la cara. No son una señal de una enfermedad grave. Son más comunes con la edad y se pueden tratar si a usted le desagrada el aspecto que tienen.


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