International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117--119

Sebaceous gland carcinoma of lid: Masquerading as a recurring chalazion


Sandip Kumar Sahu1, Saswati Sen2, Chanchal Poddar1 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Saswati Sen
Department of Ophthalmology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India

Recurrent chalazion may be associated with bad lid hygiene but can have clinical changes which lead to the suspicion of a more dangerous entity. Particularly in elderly patients, recurrence of chalazion should be suspected to have carcinomatous changes. We present the case of a 52-year-old woman with presentation of recurrent chalazion which turned out to be sebaceous gland carcinoma of the lid. Sebaceous gland carcinoma usually presents as a small firm nodule resembling chalazion, and majority of the premalignant and malignant lesions misdiagnosed as chalazion are primary cases. Hence, the need of histopathological examination in every such case cannot be undermined.


How to cite this article:
Sahu SK, Sen S, Poddar C. Sebaceous gland carcinoma of lid: Masquerading as a recurring chalazion.Int J App Basic Med Res 2021;11:117-119


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Sahu SK, Sen S, Poddar C. Sebaceous gland carcinoma of lid: Masquerading as a recurring chalazion. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 4 ];11:117-119
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