Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceousglands in adults of middle age or older. Lesions can be single or multiple and manifest as yellowish, soft, small papules on the face, particularly nose, cheeks, and forehead.

Lesions of sebaceous hyperplasia are benign, with no known potential for malignant transformation, but may be associated with nonmelanoma skin cancer in transplantation patients.

Some authorities consider rhinophyma to represent a special form of sebaceous hyperplasia.