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Diagnosis and treatment of upper eyelid lipoma: A case report

Authors
  • Starnoni, Marta
  • De Santis, Giorgio
  • Pasini, Roberto
  • Pinelli, Massimo
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 18, 2020
Volume
20
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100874
PMID: 32875157
PMCID: PMC7452129
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Purpose Presentation of a rare lesion: a case of upper eyelid lipoma, Observations A 76-year-old otherwise healthy woman presented with a right upper eyelid swelling. Her medical history was recorded. On ophthalmologic examination a soft, non-ulcerated and not well-circumscribed mass was evident. An ultrasonography examination was carried out showing a hyperechoic non capsulated mass situated between the superior orbital margin and the orbicularis oculi muscle. Conclusions and Importance Eyelid lipomas must be differentiated from herniated orbital fat, cystic lesions, tumours, and the lacrimal gland. A pre-operative differential diagnosis of eyelid lipoma can be done through medical history, ophthalmologic, and ultrasonography examinations. Nevertheless, in case of doubt a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be performed to assess a possible orbital involvement and to plan for the right surgical procedure to be performed.

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