Basosquamous carcinoma of the lower eyelid.


Irimpan Lazar FRANCIS 1, Mohan RAMALINGAM 1, Nadir Ali Mohamed ALI 1,Pemasari TELISINGHE 2

1 Eye Centre, RIPAS Hospital, and 2 Department of Pathology, RIPAS Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam



Basosquamous carcinoma is known to occur among Caucasian males over the sixth decade of life. Though not common, it can be seen in females and environmental factors may not play a role. The diagnosis can be made only by histopathology. A middle aged lady was referred with a nodulo-ulcerative neoplasm of her right lower eyelid. Wide excision of the growth was undertaken with reconstruction of the lower lid. There was complete structural and functional recovery of the lid. Histopathological study of the specimen revealed it to be a case of Basosquamous carcinoma.


Keywords: Basosquamous, malignancy, keratolytic, metatypical, perineural


Correspondence author: Irimpan Lazar FRANCIS. Eye Centre, RIPAS Hospital,  Bandar Seri Begawan BA1710, Brunei Darussalam. Tel: +673-8772253. E mail:


Brunei Int Med J. 2015; 11 (1): 54-58