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Leiomyoma of the Lower Eyelid

Vivian Lee, MD; Amir A. Azari, MD; Sarah Nehls, MD; Heather A. Potter, MD; Daniel M. Albert, MD
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(8):1085. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.1492.
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A 55-year-old woman presented with an ill-defined mass (arrows) of the left lower eyelid fornix associated with excessive tearing and mattering for 5 weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging of the orbits revealed soft tissue swelling. The mass was excised and histologically diagnosed as a lower eyelid leiomyoma.

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A, Microscopic examination demonstrates conjunctival tissue with an area of haphazard smooth muscle bundles (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×40). B, Higher magnification reveals fascicles composed of fusiform cells with cigar-shaped end nuclei (arrow) (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×400). C, Cytoplasmic staining with muscle-specific actin immunohistochemistry stain is observed (original magnification ×400).

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Figure 1.

A 55-year-old woman presented with an ill-defined mass (arrows) of the left lower eyelid fornix associated with excessive tearing and mattering for 5 weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging of the orbits revealed soft tissue swelling. The mass was excised and histologically diagnosed as a lower eyelid leiomyoma.

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A, Microscopic examination demonstrates conjunctival tissue with an area of haphazard smooth muscle bundles (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×40). B, Higher magnification reveals fascicles composed of fusiform cells with cigar-shaped end nuclei (arrow) (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×400). C, Cytoplasmic staining with muscle-specific actin immunohistochemistry stain is observed (original magnification ×400).

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