Sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid masquerading as superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985 Oct;103(10):1525-9. 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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis*
  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / diagnosis*
  • Middle Aged
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms / pathology