Sebaceous adenocarcinoma of the eyelid. Definition of surgical margins

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977 Dec;95(12):2203-4. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120109014.


Carcinoma of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid carries a serious prognosis. Although uncommon, the diagnosis must be frequently considered owing to the similarity of the early signs of adenocarcinoma to those of chalazion. Three cases with proved sebaceous adenocarcinoma of the eyelid are reviewed to relate subtle evidence of clinical and histopathological malignancy to surgical management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery*
  • Aged
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms / surgery*