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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plastica:
doi: 20130100.0-00020
Case Report

Eyelid polyposis caused by eccrine hidrocystoma

FeiJó, Mario Jorge Frassy1; da Sant'ana, Hermes Willer Olin1; de Melo e Dias, Francisco Odílio1; Filho, Ivo Viera Salgado2; Barros, Alexandre Câmara Alencar3

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Eccrine hidrocystomas are rare lesions, cysts, or benign tumors, which lead to bilateral deformities in the eyelid areas. Several treatments are described in the literature. However, none of them has been established as the gold standard. Hence, it becomes necessary to consider the contribution of different opinions and available resources to clinical evaluation. A 73-year-old female patient presented with slow-growing tumors on both eyelids, which consequently led to partial visual field obstruction and ectropion. She underwent 2 surgical resections, one in 2007 and the other in 2008. As a result, she showed significant improvement of the bilateral eyelid contours and satisfactory symmetry between the areas. Histopathological diagnosis indicated eccrine hidrocystoma. The surgical treatment of bilateral eyelid polyposis associated with eccrine hidrocystoma proved to be a reproducible procedure that may ensure satisfactory aesthetic and functional results, without causing major postoperative morbidities to the patient.

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