Dermoid cyst of the eyelid

Case contributed by Shervin Sharifkashani


Painless soft tissue bulge in nasal side of the left upper lid.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Female

A well-defined fat density small cyst up to 8 mm in left upper eyelid nasal side subdermal close to midline with impression on adjacent bone is seen.

Case Discussion

The case illustrates the non-contrast features of the pathology-proved dermoid cyst of the upper eyelid. The cyst can progressively enlarge and has a risk of malignant change.

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