Pigmented basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid in Hispanics
Lily Koo Lin1, Han Lee2, Eli Chang1
1Department of Oculoplastics, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 2Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Background: Pigmented basal cell carcinoma (PBCC) of the eyelid has not been well cited in the literature, and is often overlooked in the differential diagnosis of pigmented eyelid lesions. We aim to describe PBCC of the eyelid in Hispanic patients.
Methods: Retrospective review of patients with eyelid skin cancer who presented to the Department of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the Doheny Eye Institute from January 2002 to November 2005.
Results: Sixty-nine of the 79 patients with eyelid skin cancer had basal cell carcinoma. Eight of these patients were Hispanic. Four of the eight Hispanic patients had PBCC.
Conclusions: Although eyelid PBCC is regarded as a rare condition, it may occur more commonly in the Hispanic population and should be remembered in the differential diagnosis of pigmented eyelid lesions.
Keywords: pigmented basal cell carcinoma, eyelid, skin cancer, lesions
This work is published by Dove Medical Press Limited, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. The full terms of the License are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. Permissions beyond the scope of the License are administered by Dove Medical Press Limited. Information on how to request permission may be found at: http://www.dovepress.com/permissions.php
Readers of this article also read:
Lee SY, Huh W, Jung JA, Yoo HM, Ko JW, Kim JR
Published Date: 10 August 2015
Antihypercholesterolemic and antioxidant efficacies of zerumbone on the formation, development, and establishment of atherosclerosis in cholesterol-fed rabbits
Hemn HO, Noordin MM, Rahman HS, Hazilawati H, Zuki A, Chartrand MS
Published Date: 3 August 2015
Chen R, Chen B
Published Date: 23 March 2015
Edmonds SW, Solimeo SL, Lu X, Roblin DW, Saag KG, Cram P
Published Date: 5 June 2014
Incorporating and integrating cognitive event-related potentials in the management of psychiatric disorders
Bragazzi NL, Del Puente G
Published Date: 10 January 2014
Published Date: 26 April 2013
Preparation of poly(ethylene glycol)/polylactide hybrid fibrous scaffolds for bone tissue engineering
Ni P, Fu S, Fan M, Guo G, Shi S, Peng J, Luo F, Qian Z
Published Date: 30 November 2011
Espandar L, Sikder S, Moshirfar M
Published Date: 6 February 2011
Aysegul Nalca, Elizabeth E Zumbrun
Published Date: 17 May 2010
Audrey Karperien, Herbert F Jelinek, Jorge JG Leandro, João VB Soares, Roberto M Cesar Jr, Alan Luckie
Published Date: 7 March 2008