Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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

Masquerades less known: Case report of benign hair follicle tumors


Jayashree Bakthavatchalam, Jayagayathri Rajagopalan, Dayakar Yadalla 
 Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jayashree Bakthavatchalam
Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry - 605 007
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Bakthavatchalam J, Rajagopalan J, Yadalla D. Masquerades less known: Case report of benign hair follicle tumors.Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1506-1508


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Bakthavatchalam J, Rajagopalan J, Yadalla D. Masquerades less known: Case report of benign hair follicle tumors. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];66:1506-1508
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