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Case report
Trichoblastoma of lid: a masquerading tumour
  1. Praveen Subudhi1,2,
  2. Prateek Agarwal3,
  3. Sweta Patro1 and
  4. Nageswar Rao Subudhi1
  1. 1Ophthalmology, Ruby Eye Hospital, Berhampur, Odisha, India
  2. 2Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  3. 3Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  1. Correspondence to Dr Praveen Subudhi; subudhipraveen{at}


A 62-year-old woman came to our hospital with complaints of painless gradual increase in dark coloured mass along inner canthus of the right eye. The surface of the mass was rough with a well-defined margin. No other systemic abnormality was detected. Wide margin excision was done and the excised mass was sent for histopathological examination. No skin grafting was done and the raw area was left for self-healing. In the next 3 weeks, skin growth over the raw area was observed and it was cosmetically acceptable. Histopathological examination revealed well-circumscribed tissue composed of aggregation of basaloid cells suggestive of trichoblastoma. Immunohistochemistry revealed positive staining of CD34 and CD10. Trichoblastoma is a rare entity seen in our clinical practice. Hence, a patient presenting with darker masses trichoblastoma can be considered as differential diagnosis.

  • ophthalmology
  • pathology
  • skin cancer

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  • Contributors PS: concept, editing and writing of manuscript. PA: editing. SP: proof reading. NRS: clinical case selection.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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