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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 528-530

Lipodermoid cyst: A report of a rare caruncular case


1 Department of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Correspondence Address:
Koosha Ramezani
Department of Ophthalmology, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Indiana University, 1160 W Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46202
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.167825

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Ocular lipodermoid cysts and solid dermoid tumors are choristomas which are described as normal tissue growth in an abnormal location. Congenital epibulbar lipodermoid comprises adipose tissue that is covered by connective tissue. They are usually located superotemporally, and basically tend not to involve the peripheral cornea. If the dermoid or lipodermoid is accompanied by other systemic conditions or ocular anomalies in young children, a consultation with an Internist or pediatrician is required to rule out Goldenhar syndrome which is a oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia. This paper reports a unilateral lipodermoid cyst which is remarkable regarding its caruncular origin, in an otherwise healthy adult female.


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