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Solid Variant of a Proliferative Apocrine Hidrocystoma

Charles, Norman C., M.D.*,†; Patel, Payal, M.D.*

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: May/June 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p e72–e74
doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001354
Case Reports

A cystic lesion of the eyelid margin in a 37-year-old man was diagnosed clinically as an apocrine hidrocystoma, a common lesion in that location. Histopathologic examination confirmed the presence of a hidrocystoma but also disclosed an extensive proliferation of bland epithelial cells arising from the inner layer of the cyst. The authors further characterized this unique occurrence on the spectrum of Moll gland eyelid tumors by immunohistochemical analysis.

The authors report an exceptional case of a benign epithelial proliferation arising from the lining of an apocrine hidrocystoma.

*Departments of Ophthalmology

Pathology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Accepted for publication February 5, 2019.

The authors have no financial or conflicts of interest to disclose.

The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the article.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Norman C. Charles, M.D., NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016. E-mail:

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