Basal Cell Epithelioma: An Unusual Case

Kenneth I. Resnick, Alfredo Sadun, Daniel M. Albert

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A 59-year-old Caucasian male presented with a darkly pigmented inner canthal tumor with a six-month history of rapid growth. Histopathologic examination demonstrated it to be a pigmented basal cell epithelioma. While basal cell epitheliomas of the eyelids are common ophthalmic disorders, pigmented lesions are unusual. Pigmented basal cell epitheliomas pose a difficulty in clinical diagnosis because of their resemblance to melanomas and pigmented nevi. The differential diagnosis and treatment of this lesion is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1182-1185
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • basal cell epithelioma
  • epithelial neoplasms
  • eyelid tumors
  • pigmented basal cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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