Orbital invasion by periocular basal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Skin lesion on the right malar region. CT scan to evaluate local extension.

Patient Data

Age: 84
Gender: Female

There is a soft tissue mass with enhancement that involves skins and subcutaneous in left malar region and extends to preseptal and postseptal left orbit orbit. The lesion seems to invade anterior portion of inferior and lateral rectus muscles. 

Case Discussion

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) corresponds to about 75% off all cutaneous malignant tumors. It affects mainly males over 40 years-old, white and with a known history of solar exposition. Commonly it affects the skin on face. 

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Case information

rID: 30974
Published: 16th Sep 2014
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
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