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February 1957

Metastasis of Adenocarcinoma of Colon to Conjunctival Surface of Lid

Author Affiliations

Stamford, Conn.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(2):279-281. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050289020

Although many varieties of primary neoplasms may involve the eyelids, it is most unusual for the lids to be the site of a distant metastasis of a malignant tumor. This is a case report of an adenocarcinoma of the colon with a distant metastasis presenting on the conjunctival surface of the lid. No previous report of a primary neoplasm with distant metastasis to this site could be found in the literature, and only one other case has been reported1 wherein a neoplasm had a distant metastasis to the eyelid at all.

Report of a Case  The patient, a 57-year-old white man, first came to the attention of his general surgeon, Dr. Sidney M. Cohen, of Jackson Heights, N. Y., in October, 1953, complaining of bowel irregularity and bloody stools for several weeks. A palpable mass was present in the right lower abdomen, and x-rays were highly suggestive of a

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