May 2003
Volume 44, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2003
Eccrine Hydrocystoma of the Eyelid
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • C.L. McCloskey
    Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • A.D. Singh
    Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • M.A. Parsons
    Ophthalmic Sciences Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  C.L. McCloskey, None; A.D. Singh, None; M.A. Parsons, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2003, Vol.44, 2440. doi:
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      C.L. McCloskey, A.D. Singh, M.A. Parsons; Eccrine Hydrocystoma of the Eyelid . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):2440.

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Abstract: : Purpose: To report on the clinical features of eccrine hydrocystoma involving the eyelid. Methods: Retrospective case series of 34 patients with histopathologically confirmed eccrine hydrocystoma. The data regarding clinical presentation, clinical photographs, and histopathologic findings were reviewed in all cases. Results: Among 1000 consecutive patients who had undergone eyelid biopsy, 69 tumors in 34 patients (3%) were identified. The median age at diagnosis was 57 years (range 39-91 years). The tumors were unilateral in 30 patients and bilateral in 4 patients. The majority (71%) of patients manifested only a single tumor. The tumors appeared as a small (median size = 1 mm) clear cystic lesion with 87% located near the eyelid margin. Conclusions: The eccrine hydrocystoma is an uncommon, benign small cystic tumor which characteristically occurs close to but does not involve the eyelid margin.

Keywords: eyelid • tumors • pathology: human 

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