ePlasty: Vol. 17
Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma of the Eyelid
Katherine Smith, BS, Jake Laun, MD, Wilton Triggs, MD, and Wyatt G. Payne, MD

University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando; and Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa

Correspondence: WTriggsII@gmail.com; WTriggs1@health.usf.edu
Keywords: eyelid, mucinous carcinoma, sweat gland, adenocarcinoma, malignant


An 89-year-old man presented with a right eyelid lesion of several months’ duration. The lesion measured 1×2 cm and involved one-third of the lower eyelid, including the lateral canthus (Fig 1). The tumor initially resembled a basal cell carcinoma; however, after excision, pathology revealed the lesion to be a primary mucinous carcinoma (Figs 2 and 3).

Figure 1. Gross image of eyelid lesion.
Figure 2. Intraoperative resection.

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