Aim: To study the incidence, age and sex distribution of cutaneous appendageal tumors.
Materials and Methods: This is a part retrospective and part prospective study conducted at Department of Pathology, in a tertiary care hospital and research centre, Mumbai for a period of 5 years.
Results: Total 90 cases of appendageal tumors were studied. Incidence of benign tumors was much more than the malignant tumors with male to female ratio of 1.72:1. Hair follicle tumors comprised the maximum number of cases followed by sweat gland tumors and sebaceous gland tumors. The maximum numbers of cases were observed in 2nd to 4th decade. All malignant tumors were found in 5th-7th decade. Mean age of presentation of adnexal tumors was 35.8 years.
Conclusions: Skin adnexal tumors are a relatively rare group of tumors with considerable clinical and histological overlap. In our study, hair follicle tumors were the commonest group which is a different finding from the other studies where sweat gland tumors were common.
Adnexal tumors, trichoepithelioma, pilomatricoma, pathology.