Basal cell carcinoma in a full-thickness skin graft in the upper eyelid

Yazici B., Gönen T., Uçan G.

Orbit, vol.30, no.5, pp.255-257, 2011 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/01676830.2010.538125
  • Title of Journal : Orbit
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-257


A 75-year-old woman presented with a nodular lesion on a skin graft in her left upper eyelid. The lesion had grown gradually over the previous 2 years. She had undergone multiple surgeries and full-thickness skin graft procedures 61 years previously, because of cutaneous leishmaniasis. The diagnosis of nodular basal cell carcinoma was made by means of an excisional biopsy of the lesion. During a follow-up period of 27 months, the tumor did not recur. Malignant tumors may rarely develop at the site of traumatic or surgical scar. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of basal cell carcinoma arising in a skin graft in the eyelid. © 2011 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.