Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma of the eyelid.


A 70-year-old woman was examined for a 4-mm bluish nodule in the left upper eyelid. The lesion was excised and pathology showed it to be endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma with positive margins. She underwent Mohs surgery and reconstruction of the resulting defect. Clinicians should be aware of this entity given its association with invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma, a locally aggressive tumor with metastatic potential.

DOI: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181659c96

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@article{Mehta2008EndocrineMS, title={Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma of the eyelid.}, author={Sonia Mehta and Sureka Thiagalingam and Artur M Zembowicz and Mark P. Hatton}, journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={2008}, volume={24 2}, pages={164-5} }