Korean J Dermatol.  2002 Dec;40(12):1578-1580.

A Case of Solitary Neurofibroma Occuring on the Upper Eyelid

  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Dankook University Cheonan, Korea. kyccc@anseo.dankook.ac.kr


Neurofibroma may assume one of three growth patterns: localized, diffuse, or plexiform. The localized form is seen most commonly as a superficial, solitary tumor in normal individuals. Any area of the body may be involved in solitary neurofibroma, but the head and trunk appear to be affected usually. Involvement of the orbital cavity, nasal cavity, maxilla, and mandible has been reported, but the upper eyelid remains an unusual location for solitary neurofibroma. We report a case of solitary neurofibroma in a 55-year-old female patient, who presented with a 5-year history of 0.9 X 0.9cm sized, soft, dome-shaped nodule on the left upper eyelid with an unusual presentation.


Solitary neurofibroma; Upper eyelid
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