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December 1977

Sebaceous Adenocarcinoma of the EyelidDefinition of Surgical Margins

Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine (Drs Tenzel, Stewart, and Boynton), and the Department of Pathology, Biscayne Medical Center, Miami (Dr Zbar). Dr Stewart is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr Boynton is now with the Division of Ophthalmology, Warsaw Medical Group, Warsaw, NY, and the Division of Ophthalmology, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, NY.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(12):2203-2204. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120109014

• Carcinoma of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid carries a serious prognosis. Although uncommon, the diagnosis must be frequently considered owing to the similarity of the early signs of adenocarcinoma to those of chalazion. Three cases with proved sebaceous adenocarcinoma of the eyelid are reviewed to relate subtle evidence of clinical and histopathological malignancy to surgical management.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:2203-2204, 1977)