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November 1973

Sebaceous Carcinoma of Lid Margin Masquerading as Cutaneous Horn

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the departments of ophthalmology and pathology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(5):380-381. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050382009

An apparently simple cutaneous horn of the lid margin was found to be the manifestation of an underlying occult sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid.

The case is reported because it is not generally recognized that a cutaneous horn may be the sign of a sebaceous carcinoma, which is best initially treated by adequate excision.

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