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April 1986

Primary Localized Amyloidosis Presenting as an Eyelid Margin Tumor

Author Affiliations

From the Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Department of Ophthalmology, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr Fett is now in private practice in Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(4):584-585. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050160140030

• A 40-year-old man had slow-growing, nodular, amyloid tumors of the eyelid margin associated with recurrent intradermal hemorrhages for 18 years. Medical evaluation revealed no evidence of primary systemic amyloidosis. We suggest that amyloidosis be included in the differential diagnosis of painless, slow-growing, nodular tumors of the eyelid margin.