Purpose: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma involving the eye or its adnexa generally arises from the conjunctiva. We describe a nodular lesion of the lower eyelid skin with histologic features consistent with low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Method: Case report. Results: By histology, the tumor demonstrated areas of squamous cell carcinoma and scattered islands of mucin-secreting cells. Histochemistry showed hyaluronidase-resistant mucin and intense immunoreactivity with an antibody against carcinoembryonic antigen suggesting that the tumor originated from acrosyringeal structures. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first report of a mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from sweat glands in the eyelid skin.
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