Basal cell carcinoma involving the lacrimal canaliculus. A documented mechanism of tumor spread.

@article{Fosko1997BasalCC,
  title={Basal cell carcinoma involving the lacrimal canaliculus. A documented mechanism of tumor spread.},
  author={Scott W. Fosko and Maureen Gibney and John Bryan Holds},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={1997},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={203-6}
}
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant tumor of the eyelid and periocular tissues but rarely involves the lacrimal system. In addition, BCC in this location frequently recur due to inadequate margin control. A further understanding of the pathophysiology of periocular BCC was addressed. OBJECTIVE To report two rare cases of BCC involving the lacrimal system and to account for subtle clinical features yet extensive tissue spread of periocular BCC. METHODS Using… CONTINUE READING
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