Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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: 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 150--152

Primary mucinous carcinoma of eyelid: A rare clinical entity


Ashutosh Chauhan1, Manomoy Ganguly1, Puneet Takkar1, Vibha Dutta2 
1 Department of Oncosurgery, Army Hospital (Research and Referral) , Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral) , Delhi, India

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Ashutosh Chauhan
Department of Oncosurgery, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi
India

Primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma of the eyelid, a rare pathologic entity, is an adenocarcinoma of the eccrine glands. Though it has low metastatic potential, it does have a significant recurrence rate. We present the occurrence, clinical and histological features, and management of this tumor in a 62-year-old male who presented with a recurrent, firm, nodular left lower lid lesion. He underwent excision with a 5 mm margin and the defect was repaired with a Mustarde«SQ»s cheek rotation flap. A full oncological screening, including whole-body Positron Emission Tomography scan, excluded the presence of primary mucinous carcinoma elsewhere and any metastatic spread. This case underscores the importance of considering this tumor in recalcitrant eyelid lesions and highlights the pathology of this tumor.


How to cite this article:
Chauhan A, Ganguly M, Takkar P, Dutta V. Primary mucinous carcinoma of eyelid: A rare clinical entity.Indian J Ophthalmol 2009;57:150-152


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Chauhan A, Ganguly M, Takkar P, Dutta V. Primary mucinous carcinoma of eyelid: A rare clinical entity. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Oct 1 ];57:150-152
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