Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid

J. B. Soltau, M. E. Smith, P. L. Custer

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PURPOSE: To demonstrate the clinical variability and histologic characteristics of Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid. METHODS: We investigated two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid in a 67-year- old man and an 83-year-old woman, respectively. Both lesions were initially misdiagnosed as benign tumors on clinical examination. RESULTS: After the correct diagnosis was made, both lesions were treated with wide resection aided by frozen sections, and reconstructive surgery. CONCLUSIONS: Merkel cell carcinoma is an aggressive tumor with variable clinical manifestation. Radical surgical therapy and close follow-up are indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


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