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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-48

A rare site of epidermoid cyst of the eyelid

Department of Ophthalmology, JNMC, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Shivanand C Bubanale
Department of Ophthalmology, JNMC, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.109705

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Epidermoid cysts are slow- growing, benign tumors that result from proliferation of epidermal cells within a confined space. Epidermoid cysts of the eyelid typically present during adolescence through adulthood as a solitary, elevated, round, freely mobile subcutaneous mass with smooth overlying skin. The most common site for the sebaceous or epidermoid cysts is the meibomian glands of the upper tarsus due to retention of meibomian gland material. We report a case of a 32- year- old male who presented with chief complains of painless swelling on the right upper lid since 1 year. It was an extrameibomian site, i.e., at the lateral superior aspect of the eyelid. It is a rare site for the epidermoid cyst to grow to such an extent. The lesion was excised completely, and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of epidermoid cyst.

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