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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1506-1508

Masquerades less known: Case report of benign hair follicle tumors


Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India

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Dr. Jayashree Bakthavatchalam
Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry - 605 007
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1288_17

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Benign eyelid tumors derived from hair follicles are rare and frequently misdiagnosed as basal-cell carcinoma when evaluation is based on clinical evidence alone. The discrepancy between the clinical aspect and the histological diagnosis can be as high as 30–40%, even for experienced clinicians. Unfortunately, this masquerade is not only clinical but also histological. Patients may be subjected to unnecessarily extensive surgery. We present a case report of three patients clinically diagnosed as malignancy but histopathologically proven as benign hair follicle tumors.


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