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June 1973

Mucinous (Adenocystic) Carcinoma of the Eyelid

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pathology (Drs. Rodrigues and Lubowitz) and plastic surgery (Dr. Shannon), Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(6):493-494. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040495010

An unusual tumor on the eyelid was characterized as a primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of sweat gland origin on the basis of histologic criteria and histochemical stains. This lesion should be differentiated from other types of hidradenocarcinoma and from metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma of the skin.