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Pigmented basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid in Hispanics

Authors Lily Koo Lin, Han Lee, Eli Chang

Published 12 September 2008 Volume 2008:2(3) Pages 641—643

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S2110

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

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