CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 502-504

Solitary eyelid schwannoma


Department of Ophthalmology, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre (Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth), Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Renu M Magdum
7, Panchsheel Park, Aundh, Pune - 411 007, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135286

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Schwannomas are rare benign tumors arising from Schwann cells of peripheral nerves that form the neural sheath. While there have been reports of such tumors in the orbit, solitary schwannomas arising from the eyelids are very rare. There are reports of schwannomas being erroneously diagnosed as chalazion, inclusion cysts or even eyelid malignancy. We are reporting a case of a 20-year-old female who presented with a painless, non-tender, slow-growing mass in the upper eyelid of the right eye. The external appearance of the mass was suggestive of an implantation cyst of the eyelid and it could be completely excised as it had a well-defined capsule. Histopathological examination showed characteristic hypercellular and hypocellular areas with fusiform nuclei that tended to form palisades. The purpose of reporting this case of schwannoma in a young female is to recommend the inclusion of this entity as a differential diagnosis of well-defined lid tumors.


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