A deviant behaviour of squamous cell carcinoma of eyelid: Rare case report

Case Report

Author Details : Monalisa Deori*, Arup Deuri

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 269-271


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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a malignant tumour of the squamous cell layer of the epidermis accounting for about 9.2% of all eyelid malignancies. We report a case of a 45 year old female patient presented with itching, sticky discharge and swelling over the right upper eyelid (RUL) for 20 days. Initially, it was diagnosed as a case of blepharitis of Right Eye and antibiotic eye ointment and lubricants were prescribed. And 2 months later she presented with a mass over the same site. Past history of trauma, burn
and chronic exposure to sunlight was absent. Examination revealed a mass of 1.25cm -1.50cm width & 1cm - 1.25cm in height approximately, shape was irregular & firm in consistency. Eyelid margin contour was lost with loss of eyelashes. Other ocular structures were within normal limits. No associated lymphadenopathy was noted. Incisional biopsy of the mass was suggestive of moderately differentiated SCC. 
Treatment: Wide excision of the mass was done. Full thickness defect of the upper eyelid was reconstructed with Cutler - Beard technique.
Conclusion: Wide variation at presentation, delay in diagnosis and high propensity to recur with risk of perineural spread leads to difficulty in management. Therefore, any suspicious lesion eyelid lesion should be excised and biopsied.

Keywords: Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), Blepharitis, Incisional biopsy, Cutlerbeard technique.

How to cite : Deori M , Deuri A , A deviant behaviour of squamous cell carcinoma of eyelid: Rare case report. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2020;6(4):269-271

Copyright © 2020 by author(s) and IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

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