Lung metastases in a case of metatypical basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid: An illustrative case and literature review to heighten vigilance of its metastatic potential

Thomas S. Cunneen*, Jim L. Yong, Ross Benger

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Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is an extremely common malignancy; however, unlike other skin cancers, they very rarely metastasize. Here we present an unusual case of metatypical BCC of the eyelid which metastasized to the lung nine years after initial surgical treatment. We include a review of the literature regarding metastatic BCC and suggest that metatypical features in primary BCC should prompt careful patient monitoring and consideration of adjuvant treatment at the time of diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Eyelid
  • Lung
  • Metastatic
  • Metatypical

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