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November 2000

Asymptomatic Eyelid Papule in a 57-Year-Old Healthy Man

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Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(11):1409-1414. doi:

A 57-year-old man presented with a 1-year history of a slowly enlarging, asymptomatic papule on the right lower eyelid. He had no history of skin cancer, and the findings of a thorough review of systems were unremarkable.

On physical examination, a solitary 0.5-cm, skin-colored, elevated, nonulcerated papule was observed on the cutaneous surface of the right lower eyelid (Figure 1). There was no evidence of telangiectasias overlying the nodule or of a rolled border. No other cutaneous lesions were present. A shave biopsy specimen (Figure 2) was obtained, and during the procedure, the clinician noted that the nodule exuded a clear, gelatinous material.

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