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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 334-336

Neurothekeoma of the eyelid: A case report


1 Department of Ophthalmology, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore - 560 034, India
2 Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunu Mathew
Department of Ophthalmology, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore - 560 034, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.41421

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The purpose of this article is to describe a rare benign tumor of nerve sheath origin arising from the eyelid in an elderly male. Local excision was done and histopathological examination revealed a neurothekeoma. Six months later the patient was doing well with no recurrence. The case was unique in that the patient was an elderly male while neurothekeoma is commonly seen on the face of young adults, especially females.


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