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June 1963

Eyelid Tumors With Reference to Lesions Confused With Squamous Cell CarcinomaI. Incidence and Errors in Diagnosis

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC
Chief, Ophthalmic Pathology Branch, and Registrar, Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Dr. Zimmerman).; Present address: Montreal, Quebec (Dr. Kwitko); Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (Dr. Boniuk).; From the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington 25, D.C.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(6):693-697. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040699003
Abstract

In the past decade new concepts in dermal pathology have developed regarding many lesions that had formerly been interpreted clinically and histologically as squamous cell carcinoma. In view of these developments, a study was undertaken to determine the relative incidence of eyelid tumors in the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, with particular emphasis on the ratio of basal cell to squamous cell carcinomas. In the light of our present knowledge, we also reclassified a group of lesions which had originally been diagnosed histologically as squamous cell carcinoma. This article reports the statistical results of these studies. Future articles in this series will discuss the clinicopathologic aspects of some of the lesions which have been confused with squamous cell carcinoma.

Materials and Methods  In order to determine the incidence of various eyelid tumors in the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, 1,176 eyelid lesions received and coded in the five-year period from 1955 to

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