Eye
Eyelid other tumors
Merkel cell carcinoma of eyelid


Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 29 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Merkel cell carcinoma [title] eyelid [title]
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Eyelid: Merkel cell carcinoma of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidmerkel.html. Accessed May 27th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Resembles skin tumor
  • Usually upper eyelid
  • Often presents as large, nontender, red or violet mass
Clinical images

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Superficial tumor of upper
eyelid with thin epidermis
and prominent vessels

Microscopic (histologic) description

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Well circumscribed nodule
of superficial dermis

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Pale round nuclei with high N/C ratio

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Infiltrating lymphocytes present

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