An Interesting Case of Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma of Upper Eyelid with Tubercular Lymphadenitis

Niharika Manocha, Somya Ish, Ashok Pathak, Prajwala Gupta, Pranav Ish


Sebaceous gland carcinoma (SGC) is a rare, potentially aggressive tumor and the third most common malignancy of the eyelid.

We present a case of SGC (confirmed by histopathology) of right upper eyelid in a 48-year-old female, which was managed by excision of mass with 5 mm clear margin with lid reconstruction using Cutler Beard technique and three cycles of cryotherapy. A positive uptake on PET scan of left cervical lymph node followed by FNAC of the same showed tubercular lymphadenitis rather than metastasis. Coming across this case raises a possibility of association of SGC with TB but having said that further research is needed for the same.


Sebaceous gland carcinoma, Cryotherapy, Tubercular lymphadenitis

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