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May 1955

Syringoma of the Eyelids

Author Affiliations

Evansville, Ind.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(5):671-675. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010679008

The upper and lower eyelids are prominent locations for the tumors of multiple benign cystic epithelioma. During a study of the heredity of this disorder, a patient was seen on whom this diagnosis was made.1 Characteristic tumors involved the eyelids and were especially noticeable on the lower ones. The patient was not aware of their presence. Palpation caused them to appear more noticeable. Feeling certain that another family of the Princeton Pool * for multiple benign cystic epithelioma had been discovered, I made a search for more subjects. In a large sibship no additional cases were found. A tumor from the midportion of the left lower lid was excised for histological study. The pathological examination revealed multiple benign cystic epithelioma, but, in addition, there were features of syringoma. This finding in itself was not too unusual, but it did suggest correlating more completely the clinical and pathological features of tumors

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