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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070


BUITRAGO-TORRADO, Manuel Fernando et al. Sebaceous gland carcinoma restricted to bulb conjunctiva. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.1. ISSN 0864-2176.

Sebaceous gland carcinoma is an uncommon tumor that may derive from any sebaceous gland of the skin. In 75% of cases is ocular and mainly affects the Zeiss, Melbonium and caruncle glands. It is characterized for its aggressiveness, high probability of passing into the skin, the conjunctiva and the cornea. However, the involvement of the conjunctiva as a primary location is rare. This is a case diagnosed with sebaceous carcinoma of primary nodullary pattern of the bulb conjunctiva, which was seen at the university hospital of Santander from 2014 to 2016. The objective of the study was to show the case of an infrequent pathology with very few cases reported up to now in literature, to make emphasis on its importance within the differential diagnoses of masses present in the conjunctiva and of the histopathological study as a method to obtain a final diagnosis and to make an early intervention.

Keywords : sebaceous carcinoma; conjunctival neoplasias; sebaceous glands.

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