Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Palpebral Conjunctiva: A Rare Case Report

  • Ankita Shende Department of Pathology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion
  • Neha Sharma Department of Pathology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion
  • Madhu Chaturvedi Department of Pathology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion
  • Renuka Kulkarni Department of Pathology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion
  • Yogeshwari Mane Department of Pathology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion
Keywords: Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma, conjunctiva, basal cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma that commonly affects the upper aerodigestive tract. It is usually seen in elderly male patients. Clinically, BSCC is an aggressive tumour with high rates of nodal and distant metastasis. Palpebral conjunctiva is an unusual site for occurrence of BSCC and only three cases are published in literature till date to the best of our knowledge. BSCC can mimic various other tumours on histopathology and can pose as a diagnostic dilemma on histopathology reporting. Therefore, diagnosis of BSCC, though at a rarer site such as the palpebral conjunctiva is imperative. We report a case of BSCC of left palpebral conjunctiva in a 61-year-old female which was treated successfully after recurrence.

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Published
2024-02-04
Section
Case Report