Adenocarcinoma of the eyelid as the presenting sign of breast carcinoma Academic Article uri icon


  • A 48-year-old healthy woman presented with a painless, slowly growing nodular lesion measuring 3 mm in diameter on her left lower eyelid of 3 months' duration. There were no associated ery­ thematous or ulcerative changes of the overlying skin, and only slight lower ectropion could be observed (Fig. 1). Her past medical history was unremarkable. Eye examination was normal in both eyes. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium enhancement showed only minimal enhancement of palpebral soft tissue. No other orbital disorder was observed, and no brain disease was found. Because eyelid neoplasia was suspected, excisional biopsy was performed through an infraciliary inci­ sion. The orbital septum was opened, and the lesion was excised with minimal periostium from the orbital

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  • January 1, 2004