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October 1996

Nodular Hidradenoma of the Eyelid

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Nagasaki, Japan

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(10):1287-1288. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140487031

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Since sweat gland tumors of the eyelids are uncommon, most ophthalmologists have had little experience with them. We describe a patient with hidradenoma of the left upper eyelid.

Report of a Case.  A 77-year-old Japanese man was referred to an eye clinic because of a mass in his left upper eyelid. The lesion was said to have been present for 3 months. The lesion was excised at that clinic, and the histopathological diagnosis was hidradenoma. He was referred to our hospital for further examination. The initial ophthalmological examination at our hospital showed only an operative scar of the left upper eyelid and no tumor or ulceration. We had obtained the specimens for study. Light microscopic examination demonstrated a nodular tumor surrounded by fibrous connective tissue. There was a large cyst and solid masses with cystic areas and tubular lumens containing mucin (Figure 1). The tumor cells contained material that stained

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