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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Adénocarcinome meibomien du bord libre palpébral. A propos d'une observation [Meibomian adenocarcinoma of the free palpebral edge. Report of a case].
Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
A case of meibomian carcinoma of the left eyelid is reported in a 72-year-old female patient. The tumor had been present on the left eyelid for months. Clinically, the tumor appeared as a reddish mass implanted on the external part of the free margin of the left superior eyelid. An excisional biopsy disclosed meibomian carcinoma. A total resection of the left superior eyelid was followed by plastic surgery. Results after a one-month follow-up were very satisfactory. This case is emphasizes the importance of an early diagnosis which enabled us to perform a rather conservative treatment limited to the removal of the affected eyelid. The diagnosis of meibomian carcinoma is infrequent but it must be kept in mind in cases of tumor without the typical clinical characteristics of a basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma. Complete removal surgery may bring a curative effect and histopathology has a key role in the diagnosis of meibomian carcinoma.
Adenocarcinoma/pathology, Aged, Eyelid Neoplasms/pathology, Female, Humans, Meibomian Glands
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