Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Caruncle

Department of Ophthalmology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Impact Factor: 0.88). 07/2006; 22(4):313-4. DOI: 10.1097/01.iop.0000226921.48952.92
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An 82-year-old white man presented with a 2- to 3-month history of a lesion in his left medial canthal region. Surgical excision of the lesion was performed, and histopathology showed a nodular basal cell carcinoma of the caruncle. Because of incomplete surgical margins after the initial excision, a second excision was performed, followed by a course of adjuvant radiotherapy. No tumor recurrence was detected in the caruncle after 6 months of follow-up. ©2006 The American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.

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