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December 1997

Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Caruncle

Author Affiliations

From the Orbital, Plastics, and Lacrimal Unit, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Drs Poon, Sloan, and Davies), and the Department of Pathology, St Vincent's Hospital (Dr McKelvie), Melbourne, Australia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(12):1585-1587. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100160755016

Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) of the caruncle are rare. We report a case of a primary BCC of the caruncle in a 74-year-old man who was seen with a medial interpalpebral lesion. He had a history of sun exposure and multiple malignant neoplasms of the skin. The lesion was excised and histological examination showed a BCC of the caruncle. The clinical history, examination findings, and histological features are given.