Unusual presentation of primary orbital microcystic adnexal carcinoma

Wen Ying Wu-Chen, Christina Y. Weng, K. D.A. Rajan, Charles Eberhart, Neil R. Miller

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Microcystic adnexal carcinoma (MAC) is a rare and locally aggressive malignancy that occurs on the face, can invade deep tissue, and can rarely invade the orbit via perineural spread. It has been reported most often in the form of a cutaneous lesion. Although there have been 3 prior case reports of an orbital presentation of MAC, all have been from undiagnosed cutaneous or subcutaneous lesions. We report a rare case of a primary orbital MAC in a 39-year-old healthy woman who presented with progressive diplopia and enophthalmos without evidence of any cutaneous or subcutaneous lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Unusual presentation of primary orbital microcystic adnexal carcinoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this