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Scrape cytology in the early diagnosis of eyelid sebaceous carcinoma.
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PMID:  21157566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The low incidence and the non-specific clinical symptoms led us to conclude that the diagnosis of a sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid often occurs very late. Sebaceous carcinoma of the ocular adnexa is a malignant neoplasm which can exhibit aggressive local behavior, can have pagetoid spread and can metastasize to regional lymph nodes and distant organs. The neoplasm is known to masquerade as other benign and less malignant lesions, and has relatively high morbidity and mortality. Scrape cytology was done in a 70-year-old female with a tumor in left upper lid. Cytological smears were suggestive of sebaceous carcinoma. Subsequently, histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of sebaceous gland carcinoma. The article highlights the role of scrape cytology in early diagnosis and subsequent appropriate surgical management of eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma, to prevent recurrence and metastasis.
Authors:
Ca Arathi; C Vijaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cytology / Indian Academy of Cytologists     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0974-5165     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cytol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-15     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915204     Medline TA:  J Cytol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Sree Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, India.
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