Surgical treatment of a solitary pulmonary metastasis from eyelid sebaceous carcinoma: Report of a case

Kaoru Kaseda, Takashi Ohtsuka, Yuichiro Hayashi, Katsura Emoto, Keisuke Asakura, Ikuo Kamiyama, Taichiro Goto, Mitsutomo Kohno

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Background: Ocular sebaceous carcinoma is an uncommon, aggressive ocular neoplasm with potential for regional and distant metastasis. Case presentation: A 77-year-old woman was found to have a solitary pulmonary lesion 6 years after the initial treatment of sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. Video-assisted lung wedge resection of an undetermined pulmonary nodule was carried out successfully. Microscopically, the tumor showed foamy cytoplasm and atypical nuclei, consistent with metastasis of eyelid sebaceous carcinoma. Conclusion: This is the first case report of resected solitary pulmonary metastasis of eyelid sebaceous carcinoma. Pulmonary resection is a good option for the treatment and diagnosis of metastatic eyelid sebaceous carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Lung metastasis
  • Sebaceous carcinoma
  • Solitary metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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