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November 1984

Neurilemoma of the Eyelid Resembling a Recurrent Chalazion

Author Affiliations

From the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (Dr Shields); and the New York Medical College (Dr Guibor).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(11):1650. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031340022

• A 63-year-old woman was seen with a slowly enlarging mass located on the right lower eyelid, where a "chalazion" had been twice curetted but not studied histologically. An excisional biopsy was performed, and the specimen proved histologically to be a neurilemoma (schwannoma). Although a neurilemoma is extremely rare on the eyelid, this case demonstrates that it should be included in the differential diagnosis of lesions that can clinically masquerade as a chalazion.