Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Palpebral Mucocutaneous Junction:A Clinical, Light Microscopic and Electron Microscopic Study of an Unusual Tubular Variant

Authors
Journal
Ophthalmology
0161-6420
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
90
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0161-6420(83)34362-1
Keywords
  • Conjunctiva
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Lid
  • Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
  • Mucus
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Abstract

Abstract An 81-year-old man developed a left lower lid lesion. The lid margin was red, thickened, and indurated with foci of ulceration and telangiectasia on the palpebral conjunctiva. The initial clinical impression was either a chalazion or sebaceous carcinoma, and an incisional biopsy was performed. By light and electron microscopy, the tumor demonstrated infiltrating cords of cells with an admixture of epidermoid and mucus-secreting elements arranged in a distinctive elongated tubular fashion. The involved lid was resected and reconstructed by a Hughes' tarso-conjunctival graft with marsupialization of the canaliculus. No recurrence has been encountered after a year. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the conjunctiva is a rare, locally aggressive neoplasm characterized in all seven previously reported cases by recurrence within 6 months, and a high incidence of intraocular or orbital invasion.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.