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Schwannoma of the eyelid: apropos of two cases.

Touzri RA, Errais K, Zermani R, Benjilani S, Ouertani A - Indian J Ophthalmol (2009 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: Schwannoma of ophthalmic interest is rare although it has been reported in relation with the orbit, and less frequently with the uveal tract and conjunctiva.Up until now, only eight cases have been reported in literature.Herein, we report two cases of eyelid schwannoma.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia. fr.touzri@gnet.tn

ABSTRACT
Schwannoma, also referred to as neurilemmoma, is a benign tumor of peripheral nerve arising from Schwann cells that form the neural sheath. Schwannoma of ophthalmic interest is rare although it has been reported in relation with the orbit, and less frequently with the uveal tract and conjunctiva. Isolated eyelid schwannoma is extremely uncommon. Up until now, only eight cases have been reported in literature. Herein, we report two cases of eyelid schwannoma.

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Clinical appearance of the left lower eyelid schwannoma of Case 2
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Figure 0002: Clinical appearance of the left lower eyelid schwannoma of Case 2

Mentions: A 20-year-old woman was referred to us for a chalazion of her left lower eyelid, which had been operated three times in four years. No tissues had been submitted for histopathological examination in earlier surgical procedures. Ocular examination was normal except for the presence of a firm, non-tender painless nodule measuring 13 × 8 × 8mm located in the middle of the left lower eyelid, independent of the lid margin [Fig. 2]. There were no clinical findings indicative of neurofibromatosis. The lesion was removed under local anesthesia by a full-thickness resection of the lid around the tumor.


Schwannoma of the eyelid: apropos of two cases.

Touzri RA, Errais K, Zermani R, Benjilani S, Ouertani A - Indian J Ophthalmol (2009 Jul-Aug)

Clinical appearance of the left lower eyelid schwannoma of Case 2
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2712707&req=5

Figure 0002: Clinical appearance of the left lower eyelid schwannoma of Case 2
Mentions: A 20-year-old woman was referred to us for a chalazion of her left lower eyelid, which had been operated three times in four years. No tissues had been submitted for histopathological examination in earlier surgical procedures. Ocular examination was normal except for the presence of a firm, non-tender painless nodule measuring 13 × 8 × 8mm located in the middle of the left lower eyelid, independent of the lid margin [Fig. 2]. There were no clinical findings indicative of neurofibromatosis. The lesion was removed under local anesthesia by a full-thickness resection of the lid around the tumor.

Bottom Line: Schwannoma of ophthalmic interest is rare although it has been reported in relation with the orbit, and less frequently with the uveal tract and conjunctiva.Up until now, only eight cases have been reported in literature.Herein, we report two cases of eyelid schwannoma.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia. fr.touzri@gnet.tn

ABSTRACT
Schwannoma, also referred to as neurilemmoma, is a benign tumor of peripheral nerve arising from Schwann cells that form the neural sheath. Schwannoma of ophthalmic interest is rare although it has been reported in relation with the orbit, and less frequently with the uveal tract and conjunctiva. Isolated eyelid schwannoma is extremely uncommon. Up until now, only eight cases have been reported in literature. Herein, we report two cases of eyelid schwannoma.

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Related in: MedlinePlus