Eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma in a young Caucasian man

Keskinaslan, I. and Pedroli, G. L. and Piffaretti, J.-M. and Meyer, P. and Kunz, C. and Haefliger, I. O.. (2008) Eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma in a young Caucasian man. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, Vol. 225, H. 5. pp. 422-423.

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BACKGROUND: Eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma is rarely observed in young Caucasian men. HISTORY AND SIGNS: A 28-year-old man was referred for a recurring chalazion of the eyelid that had been operated four times in the past two years. The chalazion-like lesion of the external third of the upper left eyelid was associated with a cystic lesion. Cytology of the fluid in the cyst and histology of the lesion were compatible with a sebaceous cell carcinoma. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the cystic lesion associated with the eyelid tumour was extending into the orbit. THERAPY AND OUTCOME: According to current clinical practice and experience, to increase the chance of survival of the patient, an orbital exenteration was conducted to remove the sebaceous cell carcinoma in total. CONCLUSIONS: Although rare, one should be aware that an eyelid sebaceous cell carcinoma can occur in a young Caucasian man and this diagnosis should be evoked in case of a recurrent chalazion.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology (Neutzner/Meyer)
UniBasel Contributors:Meyer, Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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