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Eccrine poroma of the eyelid

Sharma, Manjula; Singh, Manpreet; Gupta, Kirti1; Kaur, Manpreet; Gupta, Pankaj

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Indian Journal of Ophthalmology: November 2020 - Volume 68 - Issue 11 - p 2522
doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_666_20
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A 58-years-male had painless, progressive mass below the left temporal eyebrow from 8 years. It was reddish-blue, pea-sized (10 mm × 10 mm), sessile with few intervening cilia [Fig. 1a]. It was non-tender and free from the underlying bone. There was no ulceration or regional lymphadenopathy. The rest of the ophthalmic examination was unremarkable. We kept a working diagnosis of acquired capillary hemangioma and performed an excision biopsy. Histopathology [Fig. 1b-d] showed a well-circumscribed epidermis tumor arranged in interconnecting trabeculae forming sheets. The cuboidal to polygonal cells showed intracytoplasmic melanin, ductal differentiation, and the desmoplastic reaction confirming an eccrine poroma.

Figure 1
Figure 1:
(a) A reddish-blue lesion with surface excoriation having interspersed cilia.(b) (H&E, ×100) The epidermis shows acanthosis and broad an astomosing bands of epithelial cells extending into underlying subepithelium.(c and d) (H&E, ×200) Sharply defined nests composed of epithelial cells with the uniform cuboidal appearance and deeply basophilic round nuclei

It is a benign neoplasm of sweat glands, usually presenting in the middle-aged generally in the palms and soles.[1] Complete excision is curative.[2]

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Prof. Usha Singh, Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


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