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Treatment of Sebaceous Adenoma With Topical Photodynamic Therapy

Sue Kyung Kim, MD; Jae Yeol Lee, MD; You Chan Kim, MD, PhD
Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(10):1186-1188. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.278.
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Figure 1

Clinical images from both patients. A, The solitary 1.0 × 0.7-cm yellowish papule before treatment in patient 1. B, The same lesion 8 months after 3 sessions of photodynamic therapy (PDT) showed moderate clinical improvement. C, The solitary 1.0 × 0.8-cm yellowish papule before treatment in patient 2. D, The same lesion a month after 6 sessions of PDT showed no definitive clinical improvement.

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Hematoxylin-eosin–stained histopathologic specimens from patient 1. A and B, Well-demarcated irregular sebaceous lobules in the papillary dermis are composed of mature sebaceous cells in the center and basaloid cells at the periphery (original magnifications ×50 and ×100 for panels A and B, respectively). C and D, After 3 sessions of topical photodynamic therapy, the sebaceous lobules with proliferation of basaloid cells are still present (original magnifications ×50 and ×100 for panels C and D, respectively).

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