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Advanced upper eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma with deep orbital extension.
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PMID:  24945508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Sebaceous gland carcinomas (SGC) are highly malignant lid tumors which originate from meibomian glands and rarely from the gland of Zeis, sebaceous gland of caruncle, eyebrows and periocular skin. In many cases correct diagnosis of SGC is delayed because of its ability to masquerade as a variety of other ocular conditions. A forty year old male presented with a left upper eyelid swelling with an ulcerated wound on its nasal aspect. A differential diagnosis of sebaceous gland carcinoma or preseptal cellulitis was made. Contrast enhanced computed tomography showed an ill defined soft tissue density mass in the left orbit encasing the whole of the optic nerve. A total exentration was performed. A diagnosis of meibomian gland carcinoma was confirmed on histopathology. This is a report of an advanced sebaceous gland carcinoma with deep orbital extension. An early diagnosis and appropriate treatment may decrease the long term morbidity and extend the survival rate of such patients.
Syed Ali Raza Rizvi; Veena Maheshwari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical case reports     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  2042-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-20     Completed Date:  2014-06-20     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101560169     Medline TA:  J Surg Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5     Citation Subset:  -    
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