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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 259-262

Eyelid angiosarcoma: A case report and review of the literature

1 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Correspondence Address:
Hakan Demirci
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.114806

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A 77-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of a lesion on her left lower eyelid. External examination showed a tan-colored nodule with an overlying crust-covered ulcer on the left lower eyelid, nasally. The ulcer measured 12 mm × 7 mm. Complete surgical excision with a frozen section margin control was performed. Histopathological examination showed islands and sheets of spindle and epithelioid cells with little intervening stroma. The cells had copious amounts of either rounded or tapered eosinophilic cytoplasm with occasional intracytoplasmic lumina and large vesicular nuclei with prominent nucleoli. There was intense immunoreactivity for CD34, CD31, factor VIII, and Ki-67. The diagnosis was eyelid angiosarcoma. The patient refused any further therapy. At 1-year follow-up, there was no recurrence or development of metastasis. In conclusion, tan-colored eyelid nodules with overlying ulcer are usually a basal cell carcinoma; however, rarely it can be an eyelid angiosarcoma.

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