Tumours of the Moll’s glands.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Jul 01 1984

PubMed ID: 6329262

Author(s): Ni C, Wagoner M, Kieval S, Albert DM. Tumours of the Moll’s glands. Br J Ophthalmol. 1984 Jul;68(7):502-6. PMID 6329262

Journal: The British Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 68, Issue 7, Jul 1984

Four cases of tumours arising from Moll’s glands, two benign mixed tumours of the skin (chondroid syringomas) and two adenocarcinomas, are reported. Three of the patients were over 40 years old. Contrary to the common assumption that malignant Moll’s gland tumours are of low-grade malignancy, the two adenocarcinomas described here were highly malignant. Despite vigorous treatment, including orbital exenteration and lymph node resection, one was rapidly fatal and the other recurred with extensive involvement of the paranasal sinuses.