World Journal of Pathology Volume No 6

Original Article Open Access

Cutaneous Adnexal Tumours: A Clinicopathological descriptive study of 70 cases

Chayanika Pantola, Sanjay Kala, Asha Agarwal, Sonal Amit and Saurabh Pantola
World Journal of Pathology 2013, 2:13



Cutaneous adnexal neoplasms are large and diverse group of skin tumours that are classified according to embryologic and histologic features into eccrine, apocrine, follicular and sebaceous. The aim of study is to assess the clinicopathological characteristic of these tumours.

Material and methods

A total of 70 cases were studied during a period of 6 year, who were diagnosed to have cutaneous adnexal neoplasm and confirmed by histopathology. All the specimens were formalin fixed, processed and stained with H&E and special stains wherever necessary. Clinical data were gathered and tumours were classified as eccrine, follicular, apocrine and sebaceous after examination


Among 70 cases, 67 cases were benign and 3 cases were malignant. Male (64.33%) outnumbered the female (35.67%) at our centre. Tumour with eccrine differentiation constituted the maximum number , 38 cases( 54.3%) followed by follicular differentiation 24 cases( 34.3%);tumours of sebaceous and apocrine differentiation 4 cases each( 5.7% )


Cutaneous adnexal neoplasms are relatively uncommon neoplasm with distinct histological features , commonly distributed in head and neck region with a male dominance in our study.

Key words

Cutaneous adnexal neoplasm, skin tumours, histopathology

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