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Otorinolaringologia 2019 December;69(4):229-31

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.19.02237-9

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Epidermoid cyst of the upper eyelid

Camilla DOSIO, Chiara CORIO, Andrea PEZZANA, Paolo BOFFANO, Matteo BRUCOLI

Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy



Epidermoid cysts are subcutaneous lesions that arise from epidermal cells’ proliferation within a confined space and subsequent cystic transformation. They are usually slow growing and have a benign behavior. Clinically, they appear as a smooth, soft and movable lesion and are often asymptomatic. A central pore connects the cyst to the overlying skin that appears smooth. Epidermoid cysts are quite common and can be usually found on the face, head and neck, trunk and genitals. Eyelid are more unusual locations for epidermoid cyst. The purpose of this article was to present and discuss the management of an epidermoid cyst of the upper eyelid in a 58-year-old man.


KEY WORDS: Epidermal cyst; Eyelid; Diagnosis; Disease management

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