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October 1985

Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Eyelid Masquerading as Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Condon, Brownstein, and Codère) and Pathology (Drs Condon and Brownstein), McGill University and Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Dr Condon is presently in the ophthalmology residency program at the University of Western Ontario, London.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(10):1525-1529. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050100101029

• A 49-year-old woman had been treated for 18 months for superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis of the right eye. Pathologic examination of a biopsy specimen of the superior perilimbal conjunctiva disclosed intraepithelial carcinoma of sebaceous gland origin. Because of the extensive involvement of the conjunctival epithelium by tumor, a subtotal orbital exenteration was performed. To our knowledge, this is the first report of sebaceous carcinoma masquerading as superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis.

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