Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 140--142

Scrape cytology in the early diagnosis of eyelid sebaceous carcinoma


CA Arathi, C Vijaya 
 Department of Pathology, Sree Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, India

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C A Arathi
Department of Pathology, Sree Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur
India

The low incidence and the non-specific clinical symptoms led us to conclude that the diagnosis of a sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid often occurs very late. Sebaceous carcinoma of the ocular adnexa is a malignant neoplasm which can exhibit aggressive local behavior, can have pagetoid spread and can metastasize to regional lymph nodes and distant organs. The neoplasm is known to masquerade as other benign and less malignant lesions, and has relatively high morbidity and mortality. Scrape cytology was done in a 70-year-old female with a tumor in left upper lid. Cytological smears were suggestive of sebaceous carcinoma. Subsequently, histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of sebaceous gland carcinoma. The article highlights the role of scrape cytology in early diagnosis and subsequent appropriate surgical management of eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma, to prevent recurrence and metastasis.


How to cite this article:
Arathi C A, Vijaya C. Scrape cytology in the early diagnosis of eyelid sebaceous carcinoma.J Cytol 2010;27:140-142


How to cite this URL:
Arathi C A, Vijaya C. Scrape cytology in the early diagnosis of eyelid sebaceous carcinoma. J Cytol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Mar 8 ];27:140-142
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