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November 1983

Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia of the Eyelid

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Sorenson, Spencer, Stewart, and Miller) and Pathology (Dr Kleinhenz), Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(11):1728-1730. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020730013

• Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), a benign lesion histopathologically characterized by intravascular fibrous papillary fronds covered by pleomorphic endothelium, is usually found in the subcutaneous tissues of the head and extremities. We describe the clinical and histologic findings of IPEH in the upper eyelid of a 20-year-old woman. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia has been confused with angiosarcoma. The differential diagnosis and key distinguishing features are discussed and the literature is reviewed.

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