Gabe Currie Presents Abstract at International Society of Dermatopathology

April 1, 2013  |  Resident News
Gabriel Currie, MD

Gabriel Currie, MD

Dr. Gabriel Currie presented an abstract titled “Intraepithelial Sebaceous Carcinoma: A Case Report of an Unusual Occurrence” in the Dermatopathology Trainee World Cup at the recent 2013 International Society of Dermatopathology meeting in Miami.

Dr. Currie – “I presented a case of an intraepithelial sebaceous carcinoma, a rarely reported phenomenon. Most cases of sebaceous carcinoma occur on the eyelids and are treated with orbital exenteration. Once orbital exenteration is performed, serial step sectioning of the specimen identifies an invasive component, not carcinoma limited to the epithelium. The case highlights both the rarity and the unknown etiology of the disease: perhaps the conjunctival epithelium has the potential to become sebaceous carcinoma given the common embryonic origin of the sebaceous glands and the conjunctival epithelium; or perhaps the primary glandular sebaceous carcinoma regressed totally after spreading to the epithelium, leaving the isolated epithelial tumor; or finally, the primary tumor is deep and microinvasive and could not be discovered.”