Eye
Lacrimal duct / gland
Squamous cell carcinoma

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

Revised: 10 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Squamous cell carcinoma [title] lacrimal

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Lacrimal duct: squamous cell carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyelacrimalscc.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Uncommon; usually moderately differentiated
  • Similar to nasal or conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma
  • Often spreads along surfaces as well as infiltrating
  • Lung is most common site for metastases, then bone and remote viscera
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Often papillary projections into lumen