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Eyelid basal cell carcinoma developing in an epidermoid cyst: a previously unreported event.
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PMID:  20736874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 72-year-old woman presented with a 3 × 2 × 1-mm right lower eyelid micronodular, whitish solid lesion at the nasal eyelid margin that had caused madarosis. Local excision led to the microscopic discovery of 2 epidermoid cysts, one of which harbored a basal cell carcinoma arising from its orthokeratinizing squamous cell lining. Poral openings indicated that the cysts represented follicular infundibular ectasias. BER-EP4-positive immunostaining confirmed the basal cell nature of the neoplasm. This is the first example in the eyelid of an epidermoid cyst displaying malignant transformation. No matter how innocent they may appear, all small cystic or noncystic eyelid lesions should be submitted for pathologic evaluation.
Frederick A Jakobiec; Fouad R Zakka; Mark P Hatton
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
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Created Date:  2010-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114, USA.
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