Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the eyelid skin

C. Zhang, K. E. Ticho, B. H. Ticho, D. P. Edward, X. Yan, M. O.M. Tso

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Purpose: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma involving the eye or its adnexa generally arises from the conjunctiva. We describe a nodular lesion of the lower eyelid skin with histologic features consistent with low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Method: Case report. Results: By histology, the tumor demonstrated areas of squamous cell carcinoma and scattered islands of mucin-secreting cells. Histochemistry showed hyaluronidase-resistant mucin and intense immunoreactivity with an antibody against carcinoembryonic antigen suggesting that the tumor originated from acrosyringeal structures. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first report of a mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from sweat glands in the eyelid skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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