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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 145-147

A rare case of congenital ectopic eyelid tissue

1 Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Central Laboratory, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Narendra Patidar
Sadguru Netra Chikitsalya, Chitrakoot, Jankikund, Satna - 210 204, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1731_22

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Ectopic eyelid, an extremely rare entity, is a congenital disturbance in embryogenesis in which lid tissue is present in an abnormal position near the eyelid. We herein report a case of a six-year-old child with a soft mass near the lateral canthus of the left eye having cilia overlying it, with a similar family history in her father. A surgical excision biopsy was performed under general anesthesia. A histopathology report revealed stratified squamous epithelium with numerous dermal pilous units consisting of a central hair shaft and clusters of Moll's glands, suggesting eyelid tissue. Therefore, an ectopic eyelid tissue can be considered a differential diagnosis for any congenital, non-progressive, soft tissue mass near the eyelid with overlying cilia. However, histopathology is required to confirm the diagnosis.

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