J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2021 Jul;62(7):989-992. 10.3341/jkos.2021.62.7.989.

Eyelid Lipoma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
To report a rare case of eyelid lipoma.
Case summary
A 41-year-old female presented with a palpable mass in her left upper eyelid. Diffuse hard mass was palpable at preaponeurotic fat layer of left upper eyelid, and there was no inflammatory sign. Under local anesthesia, a left upper eyelid mass partial excision was performed and a biopsy specimen was collected. The mass was yellower and harder than surrounding normal eyelid fat. A lipoma was diagnosed based on histopathological findings such as proliferation of mature adipocytes.
Conclusions
Lipoma is a benign tumor commonly found around trunk and limbs, but rarely occurs at eyelid. Eyelid lipoma should be considered as a differential diagnosis of diffuse mass at eyelid fat layer. Diagnosis and treatment can be achieved by partial excision and histopathological examination.

Keyword

Eyelid, Eyelid tumor, Lipoma
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