Corneal limbal sebaceous adenoma

Cornea. 2014 Apr;33(4):425-7. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000075.


Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe a case of a corneal limbal sebaceous adenoma.

Methods: An 83-year-old male patient presented with a white solid nodular lesion covering most of the cornea of his right eye. The corneal lesion was removed totally. The corneal surface was reconstructed by amniotic membrane transplantation.

Results: The histopathological examination of the lesion revealed the presence of a sebaceous adenoma. A systemic examination revealed no other abnormalities.

Conclusions: Sebaceous adenomas on the ocular surface are known to be very rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a sebaceous adenoma located on the cornea, reported in the literature. It is of vital importance to make a differential diagnosis of sebaceous adenomas of the eyelid and conjunctiva with the Muir-Torre syndrome associated with visceral malignancies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / pathology*
  • Adenoma / surgery
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Corneal Diseases / pathology*
  • Corneal Diseases / surgery
  • Eye Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Eye Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Limbus Corneae / pathology*
  • Limbus Corneae / surgery
  • Male
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms / surgery