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A brief review of different types of sweat-gland carcinomas in the eyelid and orbit

Authors Zhang L, Ge S, Fan X

Received 7 December 2012

Accepted for publication 17 February 2013

Published 9 April 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 331—340

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OTT.S41287

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Leilei Zhang, Shengfang Ge, Xianqun Fan

Department of Ophthalmology, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Sweat-gland carcinoma is a rare cutaneous appendage malignant tumor. Primary sweat-gland cancer can arise in the eyelid and orbit and is extremely rare. It has been classified into different types, and is usually locally recurrent after surgery. The tumors also appear in the orbit, which is characterized by metastasis. Therefore, great attention should be paid to the development of sweat-gland carcinomas. Specifically, our report briefly reviews the types of sweat-gland carcinomas that occur in the eyelid and orbit according to pathological classifications.

Keywords: spiroma, syringomatous carcinoma, mucinous eccrine carcinoma, clear-cell eccrine gland carcinoma, eccrine porocarcinoma, orbit

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