Apocrine adenocarcinoma of the eyelid: Case report and literature review on management

Monica Rosales Santillan, Jaime A. Tschen, Charles N. Soparkar

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Apocrine adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is a rare sweat gland cancer. It is predominant in older adults and has increased prevalence in males. Management is based on recommendations from reported cases and their outcomes. Surgical excision is considered effective in apocrine adenocarcinoma of the eyelid. We report the case of a 58-year-old woman with apocrine adenocarcinoma located on her left upper eyelid. Excisional biopsy demonstrated focal apocrine secretion in a basaloid nest proliferation. The patient had no recurrence at four months. Our case provides insight into the workup and management of eyelid apocrine adenocarcinoma. Furthermore, we discuss key management recommendations according to previous authors' experiences with eyelid apocrine adenocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2019


  • Apocrine adenocarcinoma
  • Eyelid
  • Moll's gland
  • Sweat gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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