BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220882
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Bilateral ocular surface squamous neoplasia with bilateral periocular basal cell carcinoma in a case of xeroderma pigmentosum

  1. Amar Pujari
  1. Ocular Oncology Service, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bhavna Chawla, bhavna2424{at}
  • Accepted 20 October 2017
  • Published 2 December 2017


Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with multiple oculocutaneous manifestations.We discuss a unique case of XP having bilateral ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) and periocular basal cell carcinoma. In the right eye, a large OSSN mass involving the ocular surface extensively along with intraocular invasion was noted, whereas in the left eye, the tumour mass was involving the limbus, and extending up to three clock hours. Because of extensive disease in the right eye, orbital exenteration was performed, and for the left eye, a wide excision of the mass with triple freeze thaw cryo application to the margins followed by amniotic membrane grafting was done. Basal cell carcinoma was noted around the medial canthus on both sides. The right-sided basal cell carcinoma was treated by wide excision followed by a forehead rotation flap and the left-sided lesion was managed with topical 5% imiquimod cream.


  • Contributors RA, BC, MIA and AP was involved in drafting, analysis, literature review and editing of this report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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