Sebaceous carcinoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 April 2018, last major update September 2013

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PubMed Search: Sebaceous carcinoma conjunctiva

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Conjunctiva: sebaceous carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeconjsebaceouscarcinoma.html. Accessed November 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
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Diffusely inflamed conjunctiva

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large anaplastic cells with finely vacuolated cytoplasm
  • Open vesicular nuclei and prominent nucleoli
  • Tumor spreads via infiltrating lobules, nests, and cords, as well as pagetoid patterns within epithelium
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Malignant cells infiltrate
conjunctiva and exhibit
mitotic activity

Positive stains