Subconjunctival "ring" recurrence of basal cell carcinoma of the globe

Scott Lee*, Ran Ben Cnaan, Nirosha Paramanathan, Michael Davies, Ross Benger, Raf Ghabrial

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    Basal cell carcinoma is the most common indication for orbital exenteration. The recurrence rate of BCC removed with microscopically controlled histology sections is up to 6%. The authors describe the recurrence of a lower eyelid BCC resected with microscopic control that did not manifest itself until 15 years later as a subconjunctival lesion, encircling the globe, and without apparent skin involvement. BCC can present in any manner following surgery, and therefore, judicious follow-up is necessary even after microscopically controlled resection.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-118
    Number of pages2
    JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


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