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Clinical Image
Volume 4, Issue 8 (August Issue)

BCC of the Orbit

Sharad P Paul*

Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Surgery, University of Auckland, Director, Skin Surgery Clinic, New Zealand

*Corresponding author: Sharad P Paul, Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Surgery, University of Auckland, Director, Skin Surgery Clinic, New Zealand. E-mail: doctor@skinsurgeryclinic.co.nz

Received: July 29, 2022; Accepted: August 08, 2022; Published: August 21, 2022

Citation: Sharad P Paul. BCC of the Orbit. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2022; 4(8): 255.

Abstract

A 76-year-old man presented to the author’s skin cancer clinic with a deeply invasive, erosive basal cell carcinoma that had invaded his entire orbit and surrounding tissues. The tumour had been worsening over the previous decade. However, the patient only sought medical attention because his eyeball had become detached i.e., complete globe luxation had occurred prior in the weeks prior to his clinic visit, with the detached eyeball presented as evidence. This case of a BCC eroding the orbit illustrates the fact that while basal cell cancers rarely metastasize—when neglected—they can cause severe consequences.