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A clinicopathological study of eyelid malignancies from central India


Eyelid malignancies are completely treatable if detected early. The treatment depends on the invasiveness of the cancer which in turn depends on the type of malignancy. AIM: The aim of the study was to characterize the distribution of the types of eyelid malignancies in central India. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study was conducted in the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a series of 27 cases of eyelid malignancies. In the same case series, we also include a case of malignant hemangiopericytoma which is an extremely rare form of eyelid malignancy worldwide. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Depending on the underlying statistical distribution, either analysis of variance (ANOVA) or the Kruskal-Wallis (K-W) test was used to assess the differential distribution of these variables across the types of eyelid malignancies observed in this study. RESULTS: We observed that sebaceous cell carcinoma (approximately 37%) was almost as prevalent as basal cell carcinoma (approximately 44%) in the study subjects and had an earlier age of occurrence and a more rapid clinical course. CONCLUSIONS: Sebaceous cell carcinoma of the eyelid is almost as common as basal cell carcinoma in a large tertiary care centre in central India.
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:109-12.

By: Jahagirdar SS, Thakre TP, Kale SM, Kulkarni H, Mamtani M

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