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Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology Research

Cancer of the eyelids in albinos

  • Open or Close Wilson IB Onuigbo*

    Department of Pathology, Medical Foundation & Clinic, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Wilson IB Onuigbo, Department of Pathology, Medical Foundation & Clinic, Enugu

Submission: April 07, 2018; Published: May 29, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MSOR.2018.02.000532

ISSN: 2578-0360
Volume2 Issue2


A report from South Africa emphasized the occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma among the Black albinos. Elsewhere, with a colleague, the case was presented of an albino having in one facial microscope slide as many as 3 different carcinomas. Here, the eyelids are singled out to demonstrate the pattern found personally among albinos of the Ibo ethnic group. While squamous cell carcinoma preponderated, adenocystic, undifferentiated and basal cell cases featured.

Keywords: Skin; Albino; cancer; Eye lids; Nigeria

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