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ISSN: 2155-9570

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
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Case Report

Epidermal Cyst of Upper Eyelid: A Case Report with Literature Review

Madhusmita Behera1*, and Moumita Panja1,2

1Consultant Ophthalmologist, Rotary Narayana Nethralaya, CN 5, Sector-5, Salt lake, Kolkata – 700091, India

2Consultant Pathologist, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, 127, Mukundpur, Kolkata-700099, India

Corresponding Author:
Madhusmita Behera
BG-95, First Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: June 26, 2016; Accepted Date: September 15, 2016; Published Date: September 28, 2016

Citation: Behera M, Panja M (2016) Epidermal Cyst of Upper Eyelid: A Case Report with Literature Review. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 7:597. doi: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000597

Copyright: © 2016 Behera M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Epidermal cysts are benign slow growing tumors resulting from proliferation of epidermal cells. Usually cysts are asymptomatic; however, they may become inflamed or secondarily infected. Epidermal cysts are solitary subepithelial cysts, are slowly progressive and firm in consistency. They are most commonly seen on the face, scalp, neck and trunk. Epidermoid cysts are frequently seen on the upper eyelid, mainly on the conjunctiva or on the skin. This may be misdiagnosed as chalazion or sebaceous cyst. Surgical excision of the cyst in toto is the treatment of choice or else there will be recurrence, granulomatous reaction or foreign body reaction.